First, with my trusty seam ripper, I took off the too-tight waistband:
Then I cut off about 2 inches from the top of the skirt and bound the top edge with some remnant black knit from my stash:
Now I can comfortably zip up the skirt. Voila! A quick and easy refashion!
And this is how it looks on me:
|I look like a Christmas tree with the red sweater and the green skirt! LOL!|