Plane Jane, you have gotten some harsh feedback! While I agree that a pattern that fits closer to the body is easier to alter, I assume you used this pattern because YOU like the style. If you take Sandra's Fit Class you are not limited to closer-fitting patterns. This pattern would benefit from a muslin mock-up to fine-tune the fit. To raise the crotch depth, you need enough length left to shorten this pattern between the high & low hips points. Your workmanship looks good. I encourage you to add Sandra's other course to deal with fit so that when you put in this much work, your fit won't distract from the skill. Sandra also covers a pleat finishing technique for this pattern in the other course that may help the wrinkling in the front.