First I cut off the length. Don't know if you can see my markings too.
I then used the bottom portion to make tiers. I cut off the seams on both sides and started to cut it in various sizes. I began to lay them out on the skirt one piece at a time (which I hemmed the bottom before doing- sorry meant to mention that!)
Next I wanted to make them taper going to the waist so I pulled out my big rotary cutting edge.
And slowly I began to make my marks with my purple fabric marker.
I then cut off the excess and I was ready to sew!
I did one layer at a time sewing starting at the bottom.
Done! I was very happy with the outcome. I opted to not take it in b/c it was not much and also it would have been very difficult with the lining underneath. I actually like wearing skirts on my hips so I just left it. too bad the zipper was not sewn in properly (same on you Eddie Bauer, I know the person who bought this skirt probably paid a lot more money than I did!)
After wearing it I realized I should try to take it in some. I also realized that jacket makes me look a little poofy in the mid-section. I'm really not poofy. Maybe I should lay off wearing too many shirts underneath. It is all good, I have joined the gym here and rehab-ing my knee since my insurance refuses to pay for more physical therapy!
And I thought I was totally being innovative but someone already beat to a similar refashion! Check out sewing dork where she did the similar thing. We went about things a little bit different but came with similar end results! how cool is that!