There are some good sewing tips and free patterns here. Another pinner said: This is the most useful website for sewing clothes I've ever seen. Free patterns for men, women and children, techniques, detailed "how-to's"
Sewing Individual Rivalry: IT'S HERE! Great tutorial on a simple maxi skirt with exposed elastic waist. Also links up to a circle skirt tutorial for girls and women with good instructions on how to sew the elastic on.