Here are the basic shapes of the pattern and how I altered it(after shaving an inch off size 12) I am a dress size 4/6
I got the pattern at Wal-Mart for $2.94, New Look #6094
I also kept the skirt longer and hemmed it to just hit my knee. If I were to do it again I would cut the size 10 pattern and probably still do the alterations just not as heavy. I kept trying it on and pinning it to my needs. Ironing and trying on, life savers! Also try a longer, rather than tight stitch when first putting it together. I used a small tight stitch an when I realized it was ginormous I had to cut the pieces a part rather than being able to quickly unstitch it.
Hope this helps.
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