The instructions said to slash the pattern and spread it, then paste it to another piece of paper. Can you see that in the picture above?
It took me a while to get my head around it. I realised that of course I would have to have at least 4 seams in my skirt, I couldn't cut it on a fold. My material is a checked brushed cotton. I needed the stripes to line up on all 4 sections, so I tacked the material carefully before cutting out, matching the stripes.
Once I'd done that, the skirt was quite quick to make, 4 seams to be sewn and neatened, narrow hem, casing for elastic at the top.