I have been looking for a skirt like this for a very long time! When I found it I was beyond excited. However my elatement had to be postponed, as it was too large in the waist. Having it tailored was well worth the wait. Having items tailored to fit you not only cuts down the number of times your friends (or relatives) will ask to borrow your things, but also ensures that your clothing will fit perfectly, every time.
A little secret: purchase skirts or dresses one size larger than you usually would, then have them tailored to fit. This will keep your hemlines from being too short. I know it helps me have a little more peace of mind when the fall breezes start!