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i can't find any. mine, that are intended for maternity, are so uncomfortable w/ the big thick bands. they make my belly all mis-shapen. i just want some nice summery skirts w/ small, stretchy waist bands and i can't find them anywhere. anyone have any ideas?
 

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like dis?<br><br><a href="http://www.aimcraft.com/apparel/longskirts.asp" target="_blank">http://www.aimcraft.com/apparel/longskirts.asp</a>
 

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I got a "maxi length" version of this from Old Navy a couple of months ago...seems to have disappeared unfortunately....<br><br><a href="http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=55402&vid=1&pid=730604&scid=730604022" target="_blank">http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/produc...scid=730604022</a><br><br>
There are some other "tiered gauze" ones that are similar though...slightly different waist.
 

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<a href="http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=55402&vid=1&pid=730581&scid=730581042" target="_blank">http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/produc...scid=730581042</a><br><br>
This one from Old Navy is past my knees and is really soft with a big roll waist. The material is thin so choose your underwear carefully.<br><br>
ETA: I reread and realized you want small waist bands, this one is really comfortable and not thick like the ones on maternity clothes.
 

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If you can sew a single seam, the fabric stores all have fabric you can buy with the elastic already at the top. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> Or if you can sew 2 seams you can choose any fabric you like--- just sew a simple tube, with a selvage edge for the hem, and then make a channel to run your elastic through!
 

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Thank you for that link, mama2toomany! I prefer long flowy skirts..I look the best in them, they are modest and feminine, and I can do all housework and gardening in them...They are also PERFECT for maternity, as they can sit nicely on a HUGE belly, post partum and non-pregnancy..BUT they are terribly difficult to find!<br><br>
The other links are OK, but the material is more clingy than flowy for my own taste..I'm constantly on the hunt for more peasant skirt types, and they are usually expensive when I do find them.<br><br>
You might find (if you can do basic sewing, as this is really basic) that this site gives a quick way to make the peasant tiered skirt type-you can make it knee length all the way to ankle or even maxi/floor length:<br><br><a href="http://makeityourown.wordpress.com/2008/02/07/no-pattern-required-tiered-skirt/" target="_blank">http://makeityourown.wordpress.com/2...-tiered-skirt/</a><br><br>
To me, the most difficult part of making these skirts is finding the appropriate fabric! I like a soft, flowy, no-show through patterned cotton...hard to find!<br><br>
I have a couple links to modest and some Jewish clothing sites for long skirts, yet they aren't exactly what I like..<br><br>
Anyway, thanks for that link, and if anyone else has some ideas, please post em!
 

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I've seen them in Old Navy, Gap, Target, J Crew, and Macy's.
 

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I just got some I <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> from Gap.
 

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i bought some from ebay, but i don't remember the seller.
 

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this is exactly what i'm looking for, but there's no sizes left. sooo bummed.<br><br>
great suggestions upthread, tho.<br><br><a href="http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=55402&vid=1&pid=752395&scid=752395012" target="_blank">http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/produc...scid=752395012</a>
 

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Don't have time to grab a link, but I love Christopher and Banks for long flowy stretchy wasted skirts.
 

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How about these?<br><br><a href="http://store.alloy.com/item.do?categoryID=16&itemID=52061&sizeFilter=&colorFilter=&brandFilter=" target="_blank">http://store.alloy.com/item.do?categ...=&brandFilter=</a><br><br><a href="http://bit.ly/9PQDOK" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/9PQDOK</a>
 

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I got mine in an Enwrapture Vintage co-op, they are very nice wrap skirts and come in different lengths and sizes.<br><br><a href="http://www.enwrapturevintage.citymax.com/homepage.html" target="_blank">http://www.enwrapturevintage.citymax.com/homepage.html</a><br><br>
Because it was a co-op, I got my skirts for around $8/skirt.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I got mine in an Enwrapture Vintage co-op, they are very nice wrap skirts and come in different lengths and sizes.<br><br><a href="http://www.enwrapturevintage.citymax.com/homepage.html" target="_blank">http://www.enwrapturevintage.citymax.com/homepage.html</a><br><br>
Because it was a co-op, I got my skirts for around $8/skirt.</div>
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This is what I was going to suggest <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I already have one tube dress, and am getting a few skirts and a longer tube dress in a co-op now <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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~Demeter~, splath, What's a co-op/how do I find one to get my skirts through? I LOVE these, and at significantly less than the $35 I'm seeing, I'd DEFINITELY get several!
 

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I really LOVE these, they are not "flowy" they are for cooler weather but I hope I can get some for winter!!<br><br><a href="http://www.agapethreads.com/handmadeclothes/skirts.html" target="_blank">http://www.agapethreads.com/handmadeclothes/skirts.html</a>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">~Demeter~, splath, What's a co-op/how do I find one to get my skirts through? I LOVE these, and at significantly less than the $35 I'm seeing, I'd DEFINITELY get several!</div>
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