need opinions regarding lining a skirt
I mostly lurk, and have learned quite a bit from these boards.
I am now in the process of making a long skirt for my daughter. It is a heavily ( literally! weighs a LOT!) embroidered, beaded piece of fabric, also embellished with crystals. When cut out, it would be a semicircle ( waist and hem), with only one side seam. There is no other way to cut this fabric. The lining fabric is a thick satin, and I have about 4.5 yards. What would be the best way to make the lining? Cut it the same as the skirt ( half a circle), or make a gored skirt with several panels? The latter would be easier to hem, I would think. Thanks in advance!