Super way to practice cutting width of fabric strips. And straightforward sewing/quilting you can do on your own machine. If you do this, I recommend Robert Kaufman flannel solids over what you can find at JoAnn.
DIY Maxi Skirt with Yoga Waist Band - do it yourself divas. This is great. I'd make it with a slightly smaller waist (maybe your waist minus an inch or two because of the stretch) and with less flare, but I like my skirts straighter