Here it is!! The comfy stretchy maxi skirt, with fold over waist. . . and you can make it yourself!! This one took me maybe an hour ;)
First, select your material! I got i think 2 yards of this mustard yellow stretch jersey material at a local walmart on clearance (love clearance). Next, pick an existing skirt that fits you well, fold fabric in half with right sides together (good printed sides in, underside out), and lay your skirt on top of material.
Pin it right to the material (or at least thats what it did to keep it from moving, this jersey was tricky). When it comes to the waist band, fold it down and pin it so you are pinning just the shape of the skirt.
should look like this:
Cut around the skirt (careful not to cut your good skirt) close to the hem (leaving it undone, i like the way jersey hems roll) and leave about an inch or half an inch on the sides and around waistband for seam allowance.
leave it pinned to help hold together, and carefully sew down both sides. then unpin
Now for the waistband
Measure your waist. . . add one inch to this. . . then cut that # in half
ie mine was 30 (dont tell please lol) i added 1, making it 31, then cut this in half = 15.5"
fold material in half right sides together again, and cut a rectangle about 10 inches tall x (your measurment) wide.
pin 10 inch side together, and sew down it
turn inside right, and you have a tall circle of fabric
pinch the middle of the cylinder, and fold there, once whole circle is folded in half down middle, you should have a shorter circle, with all seams on the inside :) This is your waist band.
with skirt still inside out, pin waistband to the skirt, right sides together, start by pinning sides and middle together (skirt should be a bit bigger than waistband and will look gathered)
sew together carefully, slightly stretching waistband to match skirt as needed.
then turn inside right, and voila!!
your own maxi skirt!!
i had enough mateial left to cut a long rectangle about 10" wide or so to make a matching scarf. . . completes the look i think!
Hope you try it and it turns out as comfy as mine!!!