I never got around to making me something, though, until now.
As I searched for a "patriotic skirt" for ideas, I came across a "propaganda dress":
I searched for other 1940s dresses and found a cute wrap around dress:
I tried to make the dress over the last couple days by adjusting a pattern I had, but didn't have luck. I gave up and took it apart and just made the skirt.
I've never found making a gored skirt quite so simple! I didn't use a pattern, and I think it was easier. I may have to make a tutorial. The skirt turned out longer than I wanted, and maybe too much width, but I'll work out the kinks. I entered it into the Crafterhours skirt week contest. Funny because the contest ends tonight and I made the skirt today. I don't think it's that cute, but it's fun that the girls and I match.
Somehow I made the above skirt just a bit bigger than my liking. I pulled out a couple panels and it fits much better!