I watched a few YouTube videos and read a couple of blog posts that all featured a similarly constructed skirt. In the end, because I was feeling a bit overwhelmed and underskilled, I decided to just go for it based on what I had watched and learned without following any one tutorial in particular. I guess I worked most closely, though, to this video tutorial from Brett Bara from her book Sewing in a Straight Line
And, (*drum roll*) I managed to make this (*taadaa!*)
Although the end result is far from perfect, it is definitely passable and overall I feel quite pleased with my first project. I was chuffed that I managed to get the hem and tunnel for the elastic (there's probably a proper word for that!) quite straight. I did make a booboo and sew in the elastic before doing the vertical edge of the skirt meaning that I had to sew over the elastic to finish, but it hasn't affected the way it looks or wears.
I picked the wrong time of year to make such a summery skirt though, and as I look out of the window at the pouring rain and dark skies I think it may have to go into the wardrobe until next spring!