That yellow skirt was the first clothing item I'd made from a pattern in nearly a decade. It was rather nice as I made my red one this time around to see the improvements I've made in my sewing skills. The first time around I was frustrated by the pattern-ese language in the directions. The second time? I tossed the instructions aside entirely and did it my own way. :)
It's pretty simple, but that's the point with a pencil skirt, no? It does have cute kick-pleats in the back to jazz it up a little. I really like them.