How do I shorten this tricky skirt?

I love the waist band and the ruffled bottom but It needs to be a good four inches shorter. Should I cut below the waistband and again about an inch above the ruffles, then use the extra fabric to sew it back together, or is there a better way?

orksecurity6 years ago
If this is in response to a particular Instructable, you'd get more/better/faster answers if you posted the question as a response to that I'ble. Or at the very least told us which.
rickharris6 years ago
A picture would be Soooo helpful here.