"cute" skirts...

Last weekend, I went dancing, which I'm trying to get back into after 7ish years off...

I had 2 kids since I was a hardcore dancer, so I definitely don't fit into all my old vintage or repro skirts and dresses... I currently have TWO skirts that are "cute." (not stained from kids, fit well, etc). I can't just switch back and forth between these two, I need more!
right now, though, I'm between sizes, and losing more, so I don't want to go buy... plus there's that whole wardrobe refashion pledge... plus I want to MODIFY everything I see that I like, so why not just make it the way I want it from the beginning...
so I've been looking at Anthropologie and ModCloth, and I really like this skirt, especially the shirred back...I love the shape of this one, and I like the pleats here... this one looks like it would be fun to dance in, and this one is super cool, but I think too hard for now... and I like this one too...
so far, I've found these tutes...
I like this one, it seems pretty easy...
(I'm being entirely selfish and just posting so I can easily find all of these bits and pieces later, but maybe other people want skirts too?)

links...

I saw 2 really awesome tutorials in my google reader today, and while I don't usually link to other people's stuff here, I am going to today. Purely selfishly, since I want to be able to find these again!

first, I saw these awesome flowers:100lc_diyflowers1
then I saw this awesome tute on how to do Flying Geese blocks quickly and easily. LOVE.
P.S., if anyone out there feels like making something for D, he really wants one of these, and I don't have any socks like that...(nor do I want to go out and buy socks just to cut up)