I think I would like to try this. I don't have a pattern in mind. I think I will just try to wing it. I think I will make is only slightly a-line and quite long. I love long ankle length skirts. Now I do have one question about elastic. Do I cut it the exact length of my waist or do I cut it a bit shorter so it will have to stretch to fit? As you can see, I've never used elastic or done any sewing before.