DIY How to Shorten Skirts




I got these three skirts from various thrift stores I paid less than $5 for each of them. I got them with the purpose in my head to shorten them to the just mid knee tea length I have been loving. They were just at that super awkward length. You know, where they just brush the top of your ankles. . . NOT flattering to say the least!  I really like the high-waisted midi skirts on me. Altering skirts this way is super simple, as long as you can sew and cut straight you should be good to go! You don’t need to have a ton of experience either. This is a super simple DIY.


This is one of the skirts I altered and I love it so much! I think it is the single most worn article in my wardrobe.



Lay the skirt out flat after you have measured where you want to cut. You can mark it off with pins or however you want.


Cut it in a slightly curlved line. If you look closely at this picture, you can see that I raised the waistband in the back as I cut so that when it was finished, it would be slightly longer in the back than in the front. Which, when I am wearing it, means that it is equal lengths all around.



Then, I just did a simple double roll hem on the bottom of each. You can iron it first if you want. Which, if you are working with slippery fabric makes it easier!


All done! These skirts have been awesome and I love wearing them! I think I finished them in less than 1/2 an hour. The length is a lot more flattering now and I am so happy with how they turned out.


Would you ever try this DIY?

Ever altered something you got from a thrift store, or anywhere?


By His Grace,


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