|Gathered waist (with a lining underneath) and pleats across the bottom|
Thought I'd try with a raised waist line
Took some of the material out for less bulk
I couldn't even bear to take a photo of what that looked like! Still too much bulk around the waist line. So I cut again and this time tried pleats and NO lining in the skirt.
This worked! I took out the pleats (I don't know what they are called) along the bottom of the skirt and it made it long enough. I tightened the neck area as well.