I would take out a bit out here and there. If I look at the main pattern piece#1, I would take out a bit above the #1, a bit below the #1, and a bit where the joining of the pattern pieces is. I have a BWOF skirt that was too long, and it had really nice shaping. I took out in 3 places and it worked well. If you need to shorten above the waist, you can take a bit out there too! I need to go look at that issue, the pattern pieces are so interesting...I can't believe I don't remember that one!