Added Feb 29, 2008
Since I was dealing with limited fabric for this project, I did not place the pattern on the bias. I also shortened the skirt since there was not enough fabric. I added one inch to the sides of the bottom to increase volume slightly. I did use the waistband. Instead, I used the centre zipper tutorial at Fashion Incubator to put in the zipper with a facing. I modified the centre back for this to work and made a separate facing pattern for the back. I also had to take in the waist by 1 1/2 inches on each side of the waist for a snug fit.
I had to buy these small pieces of fabric that I found at a thrift store although I did not know what for at the time. There were two pieces that were each 19 by 34 inches and they cost 30 cents!