Well I had managed to get a reasonable fit around the sides and back of the skirt but had an unsightly pouch of fabric hanging around my tummy. This seemed to be caused by a couple of pleats which Sheree, kindly, suggested I change into darts.
I tried this and it was reasonably succesful but didn’t entirely fix the problem. The top of the skirt was much smoother than it was but I was still getting a bit of excess fabric across my belly.
So, I took out the zip, removed the waistband and unpicked the seams (again!) and this time removed the darts/pleats and smoothed the excess fabric into the side centre seams.
I now just need to sort out the lining and I’ll be finished. Does anyone have any tips about how to reinforce the front vents? I have a feeling I will be opening them up every time I wear the skirt if I’m not careful.