I finally finished the skirt whose measurements convinced me to start doing yoga again and packing lunches. (Post titles considered but not used: Gathered Skirt for a Gut and Poufy Skirt for a Paunch.)
The fabric is the second cut of ankara print I got last September and the pattern is your basic gathered rectangle-with-a-waistband. I added pockets to it like I did the other skirt, but unlike the other skirt I made these out of the same fabric, i.e. correctly. And I made it the fashion-y “midi length” which the internet tells me will be big for fall.
It has a deep hem because I was too lazy to trim off the extra fabric and I think that adds a structure that really shows off the fullness at the bottom. Final verdict: I really like it, despite its waist measurements.