I did them same thing on this skirt, except last time I was just a few inches short on fabric, AND I added pockets to the front, which you can't see, because I forgot to stick my hands in them....
Smart one there! Also if you don't know how to make a pocket, neither do I, so please google it first. Mine is a little wonky. I like this fabric choice better too because I can wear so many more colors with it.
Also please note that I alllllways have my son trying to help me sew, and by that I mean I need a sewing "room" with a door....and a lock.
Do you likey?