This skirt came into my life as an ankle-length gored skirt - £1 from East Street market. I loved the slightly two-tone effect of the fabric (no idea what it is - all labels snipped out) but it was just too long and stuck straight out like a lampshade cover. Got comments everytime I wore it, but of the 'What did you come as?' type. Ha-ha.
Sorry there's no evidence - I started work on this refashion long before I realised the value of 'before' pictures to the refashionista!
So I added a lining and scooped the skirt up into it. This didn't quite shorten it enough, so some scrunched-up irregular handfuls, handstitched into place, gave it a pleasing sort of Ann Demeulemeester look and the texture brings out the heathery sheen of the two-tone colour.
I feel I should sign off by saying something cool in flemish. But I actually don't know how to say ANYTHING in flemish, so Voilà will have to do. I tried explaining how I did this in my blog - not exactly a tutorial but it WILL point you in the right direction...