The experience was not wasted. One reason I sewed the skirt that way was was that a friend had asked me to sew her daughter a tulle skirt along the same lines. I learned some things, and the tulle skirt turned out much better. It also looked much cuter on a 15-year-old than this did on me. The red skirt languished in my closet until this week.
Simplicity 9696. (It's just a classic pencil skirt. Why do these patterns go out of print?) I updated the fit (using techniques I learned from this book), and cut it out of the old skirt, lining first. I basted the lining, and had Dandelionslayer mark a hem line. Then I removed the basting stitches, and used the markings to line up the pattern pieces on the lace. I still wanted to use the border of the lace for the lower hem. This resulted in the lace layer flaring a little more than the lining, but I like it this way.