I have a 25 inch waist and I purchased a skirt that has a 31 inch waist, how can I take in the waist to fit me without making the skirt look weird or uneven at the bottom hem?
Without at least seeing the item, it is difficult to advise you properly. But, in general, there are three basic choices: 1) Take in the waist in at least two places - this works for most skirts that are wider at the hem. 2) Put some elastic in the waist, either along the sides or in the back. If the skirt already has elastic in the waist, shorten the elastic. 3) Take in the entire skirt along the side seams (or along the back seam), waistband and hem included - this works for a very straight skirt with little ease.