Sometimes I am not quite as finished sewing a garment as I think I am.
Such was the case with the skyline skirt.
The first wearing of it illustrated 2 significant flaws: 1) tiny bits of the lace edged lining showed in 2 spots. Had the showing been even all around, I should have called it a design element, and pretended it was intentional. Such was not the case. I had a spot of lace an inch deep X 4 inches wide showing in the right side, and another spot 1/4inch deep X 2 inches wide in the front. Also: 2) Despite what I thought were careful measurements, the waist was a little loose.
Fixing both were relatively easy, if atypical. Typically, if a hem is too long, one turns it up and re-sews. This may, or may not involve letting out the stitching of the original hem. This method does not work when the hem's edge is the scallop of a lace. Another option would have been to remove the original stitching that affixed the lace to the lining fabric, move it up an inch, and re-stitch. This method, however would have involved an act that is as anathema to me as playing with snakes, that is: ripping out stitches. I rarely do this, as I don't do it well.
Since this overall look of the pink silk-and-lace lining is decidedly feminine, I chose to add 2 rows of small horizontal pleats just above the top edge of the lace, neatly taking up and inch-and-a half of length.
All better now!