DIY Free People Inspired Pointed Hem Maxi Skirt

The other day I walked into my favorite little Indian shop where I found some of the most incredible dresses. They were on the brink of fairytale and hippie heaven and every one of them had the most marvelous hemline. Somewhat like the items above from Free People (without the price tag). I realized how easy it would be to cut into an existing maxi dress or skirt to give an existing item more movement and pop so here are five hemlines to do just that.

Although they may seem a little "out there" these hem alterations only take basic sewing skills (measure twice cut once!) and add so much body and movement to full skirts. I cut the downward triangle on this tie dye jersey maxi skirt and love the results. Keep in mind the fabric when deciding whether or not to finish the hem with a sewing machine.

 Whether you want to channel your inner fairy or are following some of the latest runway trends the asymmetrical hemline is right for you. This wispy wonder is perfect for shorter girls because it doesn't cut bluntly across the legs and the style also looks great on all shapes and sizes. You have seen the high low hem time and time again so do something different and experiment with this fall ready trend.