I made a maxi skirt a couple months ago and forgot to post about it. I found this cute fabric at hobby lobby and decided it would be perfect. All you need is fabric and a sewing machine.
I already had a skirt to use for the pattern. Once I ironed the fabric and placed the outside pieces together I laid my "pattern" on it and cut it giving myself half an inch extra on both sides.
I wanted my skirt to fold down so I placed two thick pieces together, sewed them and attached them to the top of the skirt.