A while back, we looked at using the pivot method to move a dart around on a bodice. I thought I'd show you another easy dart technique--this one eliminates a waistline dart on a skirt and turns it into flare at the hemline. It's like magic! Here's what you do, as illustrated on a tiny, not-to-scale front skirt pattern.
You have your basic straight skirt, right?
Draw a line up from the hem to the bottom of the dart.
Slashing and closing a dart will work on a bodice too, to convert the dart to gathers or a dart in a new location. Try it and see!