I made my daughter a skirt Saturday! Other than a Robin Hood cape and Dorothy costume last year, I don't think I have sewn an entire article of clothing in years! To top it off, I did it without a pattern. Sort of. I had directions and measurements for a peasant skirt from here. I made it to go with a blouse I bought her a week ago while the boys were at Scout Camp.
The only thing I did differently was to cut 3 strips for the third tier as the original directions stated instead of 2. My daughter is somewhat older and taller so making 2 longer strips wasn't practical yardage-wise. I bought 2 yards of fabric, but 1 3/4 yards would have been enough. She is 8 years old, and the skirt falls below her knee.
I knew my daughter really liked the skirt when she changed her blouse into a t-shirt after church but kept the skirt on for most of the day rather than wear pants. Score!