Link to the Disboards where Nanci posted directions for her patchwork twirl skirt.
These are directions posted by the members of the Disboutique over on the Disboards. I have compiled them here for easier reference.
Teresa, I think you're on the right track with the Precious Dress, and of course, Carla's sash. As for the "pick-ups" in the skirt, figure that you'll "pinch" about 1.5" per pickup, so however many rows of pickups you want, multiply that by 1.5 to figure your length. Place your pickups kinda in a pattern, like this:
As long as you have the same measurement between them, you'll be fine. Does that make sense?
The pickups are just that...you pick up the fabric, pinch it, then hand stitch it to hold in place. Oftentimes they're then covered up with roses, buttons, jewels.
no - you pinch it on the outside and stitch it.
You actually COULD do it from the inside but the look is a bit different.
Play with it; see what look you prefer.