This is one of the prettiest skirts I own, and I love the fact that I made it.
I wanted this skirt to be as swishy as possible. I realize that sounds kind of silly, but I really like the fabric, it's gauzy material meaning that it's perfect for summer, and it's gorgeous. So, I don't want a pencil skirt, or anything even moderately close to a pencil skirt.
Then I just stitched a lining that was almost identical, but just a couple inches shorter in length. I attached the lining and the flowery fabric together at the top, but not sides, to prevent the skirt from becoming restrictive. I then attached the skirt to the belt I created, turning the skirt inside out. Finally, I had left some extra room in the belt to add buttons! I had to create a little bit of a slit to allow for the flap in the belt to work the way it did. Here's how it turned out!
For a more detailed description you can go to: http://venturingintodiy.blogspot.com/2011/05/simple-flowery-summer-skirt.html
Go take a look!