I've hit a wall.
I just realized that I don't have a black zipper or enough interfacing to continue. Shall have to make a trip to spotlight tomorrow!!
As you can see in the photo it's got more shape than my first pencil skirt.
The larger and longer darts are working a treat.
Just tried it on all pinned (darts are sewed) and it sits wonderfully but as I feared it is slightly too short for my liking. I need things to my knees or close too or I feel nakey.
Just have to make a choice between more cherry print at the bottom or maybe just a plain black cotton...I'll ponder on it.