Here is a simple little skirt to help ease you into the weekend! This is Simplicity 8019. The envelope says it is a "Vintage 70s skirt" but I think it looks totally modern for 2017. The shape is a bit fuller at the hem than a standard A-line skirt, but it isn't a full-on trumpet skirt shape either. It is basically my perfect skirt shape.
I made my skirt in a floral corduroy fabric from JoAnn fabrics (it isn't on the website now, though). I also used this fabric to make an adorable dress for one of my nieces for Christmas. Unfortunately, I did a truly terrible job of documenting my Christmas sewing this year. The best I can do is direct you to this image from Instagram (the dress on the left!).
I think this skirt turned out great in the lightweight corduroy. It would also be nice in a lighter-weight cotton. I could even see this cut without the button-front and a simple side zip. Lots of options with this simple, flattering shape. I see more in my future.
If I remember correctly, I cut the knee-length version (not the shortest) and ended up cutting off a few inches when I tried it on. I found the buttons in my stash. I think I had bought them years ago, from JoAnn as well, for some other project.
This is a truly versatile skirt. I have worn it with tights and without, with a simple tee and with different sweaters. It won't work in the summer, but sometimes I need a new winter skirt, too.