The pattern calls for a zipper to insert in the left side, and elastic to be inserted in the waist. I skipped both steps and I think it works just fine.
I did my usual lengthening of the skirt by 2 inches, but that was the only alteration I needed this time. I'm VERY happy with the fit.
This pattern also has a cowl neck bodice option, which I think I will try as well. Here's the line drawings for the pattern: