When I originally bought this skirt I had every intention of taking in the waist and adding it to my maxi collection. Then I realized I didn’t own a high low skirt yet, and went in a different direction halfway through.
Step 1: Cut off the waistband. This skirt was an extra large, so the first thing I had to do was take it in.
Step 2: Cut the waistband to correct length.
Step 3: Sew a basting stitch on the skirt and scrunch until it matches the new shortened length of the waistband.
Step 4: Sew a permanent stitch on the skirt so the “scrunches” stay in place. I don’t know the proper term for this, ha!
Step 5: Sew skirt back on to waistband. For a regular maxi, this would be the end. Hooray, that was easy! For a high low hem, though, there are more fun steps to complete.
Step 6: Cut out and upward curve on the bottom hem of the back half of the skirt.
Step 7: If this were a normal skirt, the last step would be to cut a downward curve on the front half of this skirt which vertically mirrors the curve you cut on step 6. Since this was wrap skirt, you’ll need to do that twice. One flap at a time, just to be safe!
Afterwards, hem the entire bottom and you’re done!