I used some silk dupioni mamafitz gave me a couple years ago when I got to meet her. I don’t like to have fabric sitting around that long, so I was glad to use it. This skirt has pleats and an elastic waist. I don’t know if dupioni and elastic waists mix or not, but the belt covers it. I have yet to actually try this on, but it looks OK on Saffron. The pattern itself was very basic. The only weird thing about it is that they call the casing piece a facing.