Today I will try to answer another question from dear Margaret. This young lady's mother insists that Margaret should wear a skirt which Margaret finds just a bit too short to feel entirely comfortable in. Margaret's mother isn't pleased with that at all, and it seems as though a conflict is about to arise. What should Margaret do?
I have been in the same situation before - having a skirt which is lovely but a tad too short, and not knowing what to do with it. Normally I do one of the following:
1. Sew a small addition onto the bottom of the skirt, for example a wide strip of lace or another ornament which makes the skirt a bit longer, and adds a softer and more feminine look at the same time. Of course this option can work only if you have the skill, time and energy to do it, and if it doesn't clash with the style of your skirt.
2. I might also wear two skirts, one on top of another, for an interesting, hip look. Again, this doesn't work with every style of skirt, but mostly with flowing, feminine fabrics. Some wear pants underneath skirts, but this isn't my style.
3. Don't forget that modesty is also a matter of height and size. I have a friend who is shorter and thinner, and skirts that are too short and tight on me look very modest and pretty on her. If you have a friend who could "borrow" your skirt for an extended period of time and feel comfortable wearing it, it might be an option for you as well.
Whatever you decide, I think you shouldn't confront your mother directly. Be gentle and respectful, and know that what seems natural and right to you might seem strange and extreme to other people, even someone as close to you as your mother. I have experienced that, too (even with choosing the style for my wedding dress!). The solution here isn't found in arguing, but in a sweet, tender heart which is seeking to please the Lord in whatever you do.
Blessings to you, and the best of luck!