The Japan Skirt has it's origin in Japanese folk costume. It's based on a simple rectangle of fabric, wrapped around the waist. In this case I've finessed the fit on the waist by including a dart shape in the zip/drape seam. Even with the dart you'll find the waist of the skirt is positioned more in the low waist area, and is not a tight fit. If you would like to create a closer fit on the waist you'll find all the details at the end of this post.