Everyone got one of last year's longer length wool skirts in their closet? Take it from so-so to wow in 45 minutes.
Cut off the bottom of the skirt so that when you re-hem it, it will fall at knee length.
Using the cut off portion, cut three sloped squares (that I'm going to call "triangles" from here on out because they should be slightly triangular in shape) in graduated sizes. The biggest triangle will go on the bottom. Finish the raw edges and press under.
Gather the top of each triangle ever so slightly. You don't want them too puffy, but you want to avoid them lying flat like pockets on the skirt.
Position the triangles on the skirt beginning with the big triangle on the bottom. I raised mine about 1/2 " above the hem. Lay the next triangle covering the top of the bottom one, then your smallest triangle overlapping that. Pin in place. Starting at the top, stitch down the outer edge of the triangles. Stitch the top of your top triangle to the waistband. The bottom of each triangle will be left open. I added a row of red buttons for contrast. (And don't forget the red shoes that make your legs look 10 years younger.)
See those wrinkles on the bottom two panels? They are a result of me not sewing the tops of those two triangles to the skirt. I went back and did it last (just hand sewing from the inside) and now the skirt sits smoothly. When I take another photo, I'll post it.
Another skirt I'll be wearing a lot!