So I used McCall's 2129 for this project. It's a breeze to make and fits great -- I recommend it!
This is actually my third version of the pattern. I think I made the first one when I was 14 or something. The fabric came from curtains that I bought at a second-hand store. (I really do love the colour but it still smells of moth balls whenever I press it.)
Look out for the second part of this entry for a great basic black skirt!