Why would you shorten a skirt? Some skirts were meant to be shorter. Refresh an old skirt by giving it a new look. Learn how to make your skirt a few inches shorter with these quick and easy instructions.
You will need: Seam Ripper Scissors [recommended scissors] Chalk Measuring tape Sewing Kit or Sewing Machine Iron and Ironing Board Gather the above supplies and get ready to prepare your skirt.
Put the skirt on and determine how short you want the skirt to be. Mark this point with chalk. Lay the skirt flat and cut the seam stitching on the bottom.
Fold the hem up so that the bottom of the skirt is in line with your chalk mark. Pin the hem. Iron the hem all the way around, removing pins as you go. Sew the hem of your skirt all the way around. Be sure to use small stitching and a matching thread to prevent your work from showing. This shorter skirt can be a daring look. It’s a good idea to tone it down with some patterened tights.Also, try pairing this skirt up with your own screen printed shirt.