Today I'm contemplating the best possible combination of attributes for a beginning sewer's first skirt. The skirt should be simple to fit, cut and sew while also incorporating a number of different skills and producing a final result that will be fun to wear.
Not up for consideration are patterns with panels or gores, or straight skirts.
Skills: cutting, sewing side seams, constructing an elastic waist casing, blind hem or other hemming method. Could incorporate two buttonholes at the center front for a faux or functional drawstring in addition to the elastic.
Not too exciting, though!
Skills: same as 2805, but adds cutting on the bias. Since the fabrics will be stable quilting cottons, cutting and sewing on the bias should not be too much of an issue for the beginners.
Skills: same as Kwik Sew 3003, but adds more pieces. The pocket could incorporate a zipper as a design feature and to incorporate that skill into the lesson. If the contrasting hem binding is used, blindhemming will not be appropriate.
While this is a cute skirt, it's not a flattering style for everyone (not me, that's for sure).
This pattern is written for stretch knits but can be used with wovens by making one size up.