I am working on my own version of a "babydoll" style top, and for the lacy skirt bottom I am stuck! I don't a really open holed lace and the yarn I am using is SoftTwist, so the guage is 5 sts per inch.
I thought about these:
this one one of 2 ways, either using only a couple of sts in the middles, instead of 5, or possibly putting a acable st in those 5 stitches, but not sure if that would be to busy!
I have looked at lace patterns until I am blurry eyed, they are all great, but I don't want too much skin shoing on belly either LOL!