I've wanted to make a gored skirt for a while now. Cotton skirts were out of fashion while I was growing up, it was all rayon and other smooth, slippery fabrics. I've seen many, many cute cotton skirts around the last several years and have wanted one. I have so much fabric, I thought I'd try making one. I didn't want to go buy a pattern, so I found this sew-along.
I think I'll go back and read this more: http://vintagesewing.info/1940s/42-mpd/mpd-08.html
These were also helpful:
I mostly like how it turned out. I had to take it in a bit (made some pleats), and I think I'll do a regular waist band next time.