I've had this skirt for a few years but haven't worn it for awhile because of the length. The mid-calf thing just wasn't doing it for me anymore. But I absolutely love the bright colors and the pattern, so I decided to refashion it into something I would wear.
First off, I had to get rid of the drawstring. It was more for looks anyway, and it would just be in the way with a belt, so out it came!
It was time to chop some length off! Because there was a pattern on the skirt and it looked fairly even, I just measured the length I wanted it to be and added about 1-1/2" for the hem. As you can see the cat wanted to help.
I cut off the length.
This skirt had a lining, so I cut it about 1" shorter than the skirt so it would be hidden underneath. This one I had to measure.
The skirt had some bead work on it, but it was coming out in a few places so I just decided to remove it all. Good ole seam ripper to the rescue!
Next I folded under the lining and the skirt fabric to finish the seams and pressed.
I sewed the hems of both the lining and the skirt, close to the edge.
I pressed it all nice and pretty and off I went!
I really loved how it turned out! Much more me now than before!