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Buy some skirts from charity shops and see how they are machined - especially the order in which things are put together so that the rough edges of the panels are concealed by the hems and waistbands. Nearly everything is sewn inside-out, so the stitching is concealed when it is turned. With the limited clearance of a domestic sewing machine, try to sew from the direction that puts the bulk of the garment away from the machine, so you don't have to stuff it all through a small space while you are trying to keep a straight line and avoiding stitching through the wrong layers at the same time (we've all done it).
If you want to have a go at designing your own skirt, this website may help you.