I found a nice website called Cut Out + Run. I have stopped before at this website but I actually took a longer look at it. I really like how a step by step is shown on how to make the project you picked. Not all items posted have instructions as some crafters choose to just show their work but many do share a tutorial on how to make it.
Here are some bustle skirt projects that caught my eye.
From Becca K
Now for the Circle Skirt Patterns. I first want to post a Circle Skirt Calculator since this has been my greatest pain trying to figure this out. Patty from The Snug Bug posted a whole article on types of circle skirts but she has a calculator that can be downloaded on Excel to figure out the inches needed to cut a full circle skirt, 3/4 circle skirt or half a circle skirt.
Now for some patterns again from Cut Out + Keep.
From Karlene C. a layered circle skirt.
From So this Newspaper Skirt is more Gothic/Steampunk type.
So there you have your links to some awesome tutorials for making some great skirts.