I ended up removing about 5 or 6 inches from the waistline of this skirt. I split the difference between both sides, tapered out at my hips, then just angled ever so slightly out to the original fullness at the bottom hem. Seriously, this took an hour from conception to finish and I just love it - bless you center back zippers! It is only because the zipper is at the center back on this skirt that this was such a quick project. And by quick I mean that this was basically one long seam on each side since there is no "waistband". So simple!
The original tag was cut out of this by the previous owner, so I'm not sure of the brand or original size. The fabric is a lovely navy rayon-ish material with white pin dots and a navy blue lining. It's a little longer than I usually make my skirts, but I didn't want to mess with the narrow rolled hem yet. I'm actually quite surprised at how much I like the length, but if I ever decide it's too frumpy I can always go back and shorten it a smidge.
Fabric: thrifted rayon skirt (navy blue with white pin dots) - $1.00
Notions: thread - stash
Hours: About 1 total