So I did what anyone else would do: make it into a fishtail skirt a la Geneva (see also this and this - not really a fishtail skirt, but a gorgeous maxi skirt nonetheless). Et voila! I'm in love.
Just have to point out these shoes. They're Ralph Lauren (made in Spain?), found for 5 bucks at Goodwill. SCORE.What you need:
Thread/needle (or fraycheck, or fabric glue)
What you do:
1) Put the skirt on.
The before. See what I mean about it just looking weird?2) Mark in chalk where you want the skirt to hit at its shortest in the front, and at its longest in the back (I wasn't going to shorten the back of mine so I skipped this half).
Note: that button on the waistband is on the side of the skirt - make sure you lay the skirt like this, on its side! Also, since I wasn't shortening the back of mine, I only cut about 3/4 of the way around the skirt.
5) If you're lazy like me, use fabric glue and Fraycheck to hem the skirt (it's made of non-machine washable fabric anyways). Otherwise, sew.
It's moments like this when I really really wish I had a leather jacket...