A discussion of the Textile Studios Brussels Skirt vs. Cutting Line's In the Trenches at Stitcher's Guild gave me the idea to make a modification. Here's what Louise Cutting had to say:
When the sides seams are seen, you can really see the peg at the hem as the gingham plaid chevron into each other...that is the secret for a couture look. To the eye of the observer, the circumference of the hem is what they think is the actual circumference of the hips.The ITT skirt is 2" smaller around the hem! Nice way to loose (sic) weight!!!So, that's what I'm going to do with this Butterick on the next one, slight pegging of the side seams to give the illusion of a straight skirt. The ikat will stay as is; I'm not picking out the machine stitched hem and slits again! I'm ok with wearing it, just want to refine future versions.