The first thing that you need to do is decide on the finished length of the skirt. You then need to add an allowance for the hem and for the casing at the top to that number. It's entirely up to you how big you make these, but in general, a casing works best when it fits the elastic super-snugly. I tend to double the width of the elastic and add 1cm.
Take this number and decide on how many striped panels you would like in your skirt. I used four. To determine the width of the strips you need to divide the first number you came up with (length of skirt plus casing plus hem allowances) and divide it by the number of stripes you want. To this number you need to add 2cm (for seam allowances). The length of each strip is 110cm (the width of the fabric)
Once you have done this, it's time to go crazy with the embroidery. I originally planned to hand embroider this but decided that the machine was a much quicker option. I just used triple stitch, but it's up to you.
This is what my fabric looked like when I finished...
Next, you're going to make the pockets.
I made my pockets 'two tone' because I wanted to make them a real feature. Decide on the size that you want your pockets to be ( I used a breakfast bowl for mine). They're quite large. If you want your pockets to be two tone you need to sew two strips of fabric together. Line up your the diameter of your circle template with the seam of your fabric.
Turn through and press. I triple stitched the pockets as well.
Thread the elastic through the casing, finish the casing by closing up its hole and you are done. Yay!