The very first pattern cutting exercise i did way back in college was a circle skirt. Its one of those patterns that u can do so much with and because the basics of the pattern is easy to grasp it doesn't become a huge brain-busting, stress-inducing, pulling your hair out event that can often happen when you start a pattern cutting project. ( You will find a tutorial here on creating your own circle skirt which you can modify to your hearts content)

These images from the Fall/Winter 13/14 collections seen in recent weeks runways in London, NY and Milan prove that you don't always have to re-invent the wheel when it comes to fashion.  Adding flare to give volume, selecting different weights/texture of material, altering the length, adding pleats/tucks at the waist, cutting on the bias, incorporating print, using an underskirt or adding shaped panels at the hem to change the silhouette...variety is the spice of life :)
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