First off, thank you all for commenting and providing guidance. I sometimes get caught up in trying to do everything just right which causes me to spin my wheels endlessly. The lining was one such issue.
I have cut out 1/2 of the lining and sewn it using essentially the same seam allowances because the fashion fabric is a nice crisp cotton and I really just want the skirt to hang properly. If I do not like how it is hanging, well there is this wonderful tool called a seam ripper and I shall make adjustments.
In other news, I went fabric shopping on Saturday and boy did I buy fabric. Lots and lots and lots of fabric. I must have come home with over 30 yards. I know 2 purchases were 8 yards each. I had to go back to my car 3 times to dump off bags of fabric. I even had one store put some fabric aside so I could come back later because I just could not carry any more.
I was disappointed in one of my favorite stores for silk. The have almost doubled the price for silk dupioni. Yikes, I almost croaked when I was told the price. Then they gave a song and dance how price of dupioni has increased in all the stores because the cost to make it has increased.
Well, the next store I went to and asked about the same color dupioni gave me the expected price! So, count me disappointed.
Tomorrow, photos of fabric will be forthcoming.