I didn't use a pattern to cut this simple maxi skirt which is basically an A-line. I made the back a little bigger than the front to allow for hip room. I then added a waistband. I made it one day and wore it the next. I paired it with a basic black tee and black sandals. The fabric is an ITY that I believe I bought at WalMart several years ago. This skirt took about 2-1/2 yards and I still have a couple yards left.