There are a number of reasons why a skirt should be shortened from the waist.
- The skirt is pleated. Shorten from the top to keep the pleated hem in tact.
- A knitted skirt that has been started from the bottom will not have a standard hem, which means the hem should be left as is and it should be shortened from the waist.
- Any skirt with a border or embellishment on the bottom should be shortened from the waist.
Finding out how much to take off should really be done by folding the top of the skirt over, but if this is not possible, fold up the excess at the bottom, and once measured, take the amount from the top.
Judith aka genie