I pulled six skirts out of my closet this weekend. For one reason or another, I had stopped wearing them. I was really wanting a black skirt to wear with my new silk shirt I had made but my black wool skirts were no longer comfortable to wear. Not comfortable for a couple of reasons, but the main reason is that I changed where I wear my skirts. I used to like really high waists, but between soft yoga/skating clothes and refurbishing another skirt that has become my favorite work skirt, that has changed. Also, these wool skirts felt long enough at one point but then they started to feel to short. Yes, right above my ankles felt too short. You may laugh.
I cut an inch and a half off the waist band. Faced it and tacked the facing down. The skirts now sit where I like them and because they sit so much lower, they are longer. I did not have to go to the store for either fabric or clothes so I think this is even a bigger when then just not putting out any money. I like them so much better now that I was thinking that I really need to find some white shirts that fit me well. That is a struggle. My shoulders are much too broad for most women shirts. Maybe I should go to the men's department.
I have a linen skirt I am thinking about playing with too. The lining binds my stride. But I will not know if that is enough until I do some more refurbishing. If does make me smile.