Last weekend I showed you this:
I am going to lengthen this, the top section, by five inches. The waistline, shown at the left, is more than five inches from the end of the fabric, which is off the picture to the left. The bottom edge of the top piece is where I cut the pattern, but I also cut towards the edges of the fabric so that I can angle the side seams correctly. I hope to take a picture when I do that so you can see what I mean.