Here I am after attempting the exposed zipper
Here is a photo of the zipper attached to the back of the skirt.
When I go to remove the tape it seems like it had melded to the fabric ( and it had).
Thankfully, I have more of this fabric and was able to cut out all three back pieces again and start all over. It now looks like yesterday evening's photo above. Deja vu!
Now that a few hours have passed since doing the above, I have worked out another solution (I hope) to attach this exposed zipper; or I can wait until the mail man brings me my new order of Foot Magic Telfon tape and start on the camel/black skirt.
Will let you know soon my decision!