How would you describe grabbing the hem of a skirt so you could carry something? I hope it's clear what I am getting at.
For example, you are wearing a skirt, or apron, and sitting down with something in your lap. You want to stand up and walk away carrying the items on your lap. You could grab the hem of the skirt to create a pouch-like place to carry the items in the skirt while you walk.
How would you describe that better than I have?
Using the picture sumelic linked, and the suggestion by Mathieu K, what would be best for the bolded word in the example below?
Sally _________ [gathered] apples in her skirt and headed home to make a pie.