The skirt is made of 3 panels, pockets, and a waistband, so it was super quick to cut.
The front and back is made of 3 panels
The photo above shows the front panel and the 2 side panel.
I took 2 inches off the hem as I am 5ft 2.
I then marked the pleats on all the skirt panels
I found the pleats moved slightly when I stitched them, as the fabric had a slight bit of stretch, so I secured them with more pins.
I added a few extra pleats at the front and then basted across all the pleats.
Adding the waistband
I cut one side of the pockets in this lovely floral cotton also from fabric land
Sewing in the pockets.
Here she is with the extra pleats at the front and the waistband finished
Here she is with extra pleats
And teamed with my first knitted cardigan (more about that knit later)