The winner of the skirt pattern, Simplicity 2226, is Jenny who wrote, "Super cute! It looks like great proportions. The pockets are a nice touch, too." Email your address, Jenny,and I'll get this pattern popped in the mail to you.
Regarding the skirt, I've worn it several times and love, love, love it. It's the perfect summer skirt and can be worn with many different colored tops.
One more construction detail--I was cleaning out the pictures on my phone and I came across this picture I'd forgotten. Because my fabric was lightweight, I stabilized the pocket edges with a fusible stay tape. The instructions call for stay-stitching, which also stabilizes the pocket edge, but I wanted the extra reinforcement to prevent the pocket edge from rippling and stretching. If you don't have stay tape, a strip of interfacing would work just as well.
Oh, one more picture. These socks that I started some time ago are finally finished! I bought the yarn in Switzerland when I was there in 2010, and I finished them in the car on the way home from New Mexico. Now I am trying to decide on a pattern for another pair. Any suggestions? :)