I bought this skirt from a charity store in Norfolk for £2
It was an ankle length maxi skirt...This is what it looks like after I cut it.
1) Measure the skirt against another skirt and then cut to the length you would like, ensure to leave 2cm for a hem.
I sewed the hem on my sewing machine which I got from a second hand store for about £40
2) Use a straight stitch to go around the hem of the skirt, I left my hem at about 1.5cm
3) With the left over material I hemmed both edges which I might keep to make into a bandeau top.
This is what the end product looks like, I added a plaited leather brown belt which I also got from a charity store!