I followed the Market Skirt Tutorial and it turned out great. There are just a couple of things I changed. Instead of gathering using the tension knob on your machine (my cheap-o machine can't do it) I used the embroidery floss method. Use a wide zig zag stitch to sew over a piece of embroidery floss and then pull the floss to gather.
And for the pockets, I changed a few things. I cut out 4 of the pocket shapes (two for each pocket). I sewed them together, leaving space to turn them right side out. Then I turned them through the hole so all seams are hidden. I don't have a serger, so I prefer to finish all the seams I can. Then I put a piece of elastic inside near the top to make them gather. I sewed a casing for the elastic, added a button, and sewed the pockets to the skirt. I also made French seams and flat-felled seams inside the skirt to prevent fraying.