I have been having fun refashioning skirts recently. It's such a quick project! This time I don't have before pictures (drat). Both skirts were mid-calf extra large skirts. You know, the kind that are in abundance at any thrift store.
To start both skirts I cut away the original waistline. For the red skirt ,below, I took some extra wide elastic and encased it. Then I sewed a number of rows over the waistband to create a foe shirred look.
I loved the colors of this skirt. Reminded me of a Monet painting or something. I decided to go with another wide elastic band, this time exposed.
I love both new skirts. Both skirts worn high on my waist hit about knee length, which I think is perfect (bonus--no new hem required). I am now critically eyeing many of my old skirts...they seem so drab compared to my newly refashioned skirts!