DO NOT BE AFTAID OF PATTERNS. Of course like anything, you've got to find what works and what doesn't. But patterns can actually camouflage problem areas, and accentuating the waist is always a good idea for pear and hourglass bodies. The skirt is a great length, I always say midi skirts should never be more than 2 inches below or above the knee. And added a fluffy feminine top (LOVE chiffon) in one of the colors of the pattern is great!