What are you most proud of? I was committed to being true to the grain. To this end, I remembered to thread test the lining fabric I bought by pulling one thread at the selvage edge and using that as my perpendicular guide to the grain. As the photo shows, there was a lot of variation. In fact, I was frankly amazed at how "off" the cloth was versus the supposed mid-line fold down the middle of the bolt. But I trusted the process and the result was a true-to-grain lining that lies really well. I'm also proud of the lining hem -- even if anyone saw it, there's nothing to see! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't try to turn a sow's ear into a silk purse. If I'd been repairing a Chanel suit from the 40s, I would have aimed for perfection. This was a good mass production skirt, nothing more, to start with. So I didn't spend a lot of time, for example, finishing the inside hem of the lining and I opted for thread bars to hold the lining in place rather than a more fussy jump pleat. The result still looks and feels great and will wear well, which to my mind was the whole point of the original skirt, too.