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PLEATS PLEASE (Part 2)

The second and last part of our tutorial on pleating. This time, let's draft some pleated skirts.

A Basic Pleated Skirt

So now, armed with some knowledge of how pleat works, we can start drafting our first pleated skirt! We will start with an accordion pleated skirt using full depth pleats. In fact, this basic pleat skirt is pretty straightforward that requires minimum drafting; you could even chalk the skirt directly onto your fabric!


This skirt is essentially a rectangle, with its width the desired skirt length and the width 3 times the waist circumference.