I haven't worn this for years, and the fit falls under the category "what was I thinking?!" I wasn't bigger when I bought it, I just used to buy things too big. Not the fluid styles I like right now, I mean things that should have had a tailored fit I just plain bought too big back in the day.

The lace is gorgeous though, and I'm drooling over the lace skirts I see here and in stores. I don't know if they are substantially different in style from this one or if I could get it hemmed and put it back into use. So first question...what's the verdict on the skirt? It is lined of course, and would have to be shortened from the waistband so more pricey than ordinary hemming.

Other questions:

1) If I just hem the skirt and wear it with a different top, what is the right length? I tried to pin it up to just at knee length...is that right for a straight style skirt? I would be wearing it with flats...heels are not an option!
2) If I do this, should I get the lining a bit shorter than the lace? Right now the difference is only about an inch.
3) Is the top worth tailoring to keep it as a set? The fit is very boxy. I don't know how much tailoring is possible or what it would cost. I'm guessing not cheap...but neither is a new dress. Just want to know if it is worth it.

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