This is a skirt that began it's life as a dress. The dress was awesome, though not a maternity dress, I wore it while I was pregnant. It was a cool empire waist, linen, super long, jumper kind of dress. so after I decided I no longer wanted to look like a pregnant woman when I was not, I cut off the skirt part of the dress, added an elastic waist, a ruffle to the bottom and voila, a new skirt! Now, the bottom hem is starting to fray, so stay tuned for the second reincarnation of the "maternity" dress!