I fused interfacing to the yoke pieces. To stabilise the pocket edges and zip opening edges I used fusible seam tape. I've never done this before, I've always stitched in tape to the pocket seam line and not bothered about the zip opening, but am really happy with the results. Since the skirt will be fully lined I decided not to overlock but to trim the edges with pinking shears.
So far I have put the pockets in and sewed the side seams. Next I'll put the yoke on, insert the invisible zip and construct and set in the lining. I'll post again when it's a bit further along.
PS. I've decided on my wedding outfit and bought material so stay tuned for reports on this project.
PPS Please forgive the formatting. I cannot for the life of me work out how to make the spaces between paragraphs even. Grrr!