I had promised my mother as long ago as sometime last summer that I would make her a skirt from Butterick 4817, which she picked out online and I purchased for this purpose. I had made myself a top for a tea party themed bridal shower. She loved the fabric when I showed it to her, so I offered to make her a skirt. I even bought the fabric right away since it was on sale at the time. I hope you can see the details. It is black with grey flowers.
The pattern itself was so simple I wondered why I hadn't just made the skirt back in the day. Straight seams for the 6 panels, and a simple hem at the bottom. I didn't do the waistband since it is an elastic waist and my mom wanted to do that herself. Here is the skirt done and laid out on my floor. The fabric looks black, but trust me it is the fabric above.