I made the first cut down the side of the front skirt. I can’t believe I’m basically taking the entire garment apart so it becomes just the front and the back. I’m going to try a construction technique that is new to me. A new friend told me about making the front skirt more triangle shaped-sh and using the cut triangular bits on each side at the bottom of the skirt. So the skinny/pointy end of the triangle goes to the waistline. Hurray for adding more inches to hem!!!!!