I guess I belong to the sort of people who never learn, or I must be hopelessly optimistic as I bought this magazine once again, despite all my misfortunes connected with it:
I particularly liked this dress, though it's quite complicated:
If dresses are really not your thing, it has an abundance of skirts with variants of what can be done with one pattern:
It's now difficult to say whether with me it stays by watching, or I'll try my hand at something. If I do, I'll probably start with the model above, since it's an easy pull-on skirt with elastic waist, which nicely corresponds to my general abilities as a seamstress, though I like the red dress as well. Would make it slightly longer, though.