This skirt needed refashioning because it had two strikes against it in its previous incarnation:
1. It fell to mid calf.
2. It's bias cut, and the waist and hip area looked horrible, encased as it was.
So, I decided to shorten it from the top down.
Cutting the top off was easy enough--I took off about eight inches--but eight inches is a lot, so I needed to take in the sides. My first try was a mistake, because I didn't line up the tiers. (What was I thinking?)
Once I had the tiers lined up and the sides taken in, I had to decide what to do about the waist. The original skirt had a side zipper, but I was kind of hoping I could put in elastic and leave juuuuust enough room to pull it over my hips. I wasn't sure how that would look, though, so I went with putting in a new zipper.
The zipper went in easily enough. I confess, I'm not all that particular about how it looks. If it goes up and down and holds the skirt closed, I'm good. But then came the fun part. What I intended to do was finish off the waist with double fold bias tape. What actually happened was...it was a disaster. The fabric went all stretchy on me. I bailed out of that method after making it about 1/4 of the way around. --sigh--
At this point I wanted to screw the whole thing into a ball and mash it into the trash can, but I knew what had to be done: I had to make a facing. So, there it is, all zippery and facingy and finally finished!