I think I have been second guessing myself on this skirt from the beginning. I think it is a little to sexy/hoochi mama for someone my age. Even adding extra width to the front pieces, helped but not enough. I am trying to see how I might tack front pieces together. When you sit, you can see more of what is under the skirt than I want to reveal.
I did learn some new things from sewing this skirt about attaching linings to zippers by machine and a nice corner finish when turning up hems to sew at edges. So I don't think it is an epic fail, it just may be something for someone else to wear.
Here are a few photos to show the additional progress:
The pattern calls for inserting the zipper after basting the lining to the waist and overlapping and basting the front edges together at waist. You then insert the zipper and slipstitch the lining to the zipper tape. After I had attached lining to the front edges, pressed and turned, I then sewed the lining piece to the zipper tape using my sewing machine.
After a final and better pressing, and me more presentable I will take photos of me wearing. I am ready for my next project which will be my May Garment of the Month.