It was unbelievable simple to do. I just baby-hemmed the hemline rather than add any braiding for stiffness because the material is an upholstery weight cotton from ikea and is rigid enough without anything added.
At the side i sewed a lapped zipper for neatness and added a big button for extra 50s appeal. I call this my "at the hop" skirt....poog and gil will know what i mean!!