I made an alternate skirt – I just gathered up whatever fabric I had so that I could use the existing selvage on the fabric.
I had to tweak this pattern quite a bit and still have more that needs doing. I took a lot out of the back bodice at a dramatic angle. The back darts don’t sit as nicely as I would like and the front darts make me look a little like Madonna – but all in all with some alterations it is a fine dress for day wear and for work. I even can get away with wearing it bra-less as it is fully lined.