This is the spot you referenced, could you just clarify what you mean by another layer? Do you mean layers of tulle like on your inspiration photo under the lace? (pic below) Just clarify :) Also, could you clarify what you mean by adding texture. And also clarify the bunching? The skirt pieces are just pinned, so it could be that, or a shadow. But if you see it in these photos, let me know.
Also, how low down into the skirt do you think for the applique? I added some in this photo, what do you think?
Do you mean adding the tulle
layers over the lining like