The skirt was very easy, and the directions were very clear. A few pleats in front, darts in back, pockets, ruffles, waistband, zipper, DONE. Of course, the ruffles could be left off for a basic pencil skirt. I also like that this is not meant to be a very tight skirt, due to the pleating in the front. I don't like clothing to be skin-tight on me.
Overall, I am extremely happy with this garment! Great fit and cute pocket detailing.