Give the calculator your waist circumference, the number of pleats on one side, the depth of the pleats, the waistband height and the skirt height. The pattern will update itself according your inputs.
The pleated skirt consists of simple rectangles. A zipper is inserted into the left side seam. If you want the zipper to start below the waistband and if you want to add a buttoning extension, add about 4 cm (1.5″) extra length to the waistband.
The patterns don’t include the seam allowances, so add 1.5 cm (5/8″) to the edges excluding the bottom hem, to which you want to add as much as you need for the hemming. (I suggest adding at least 4 cm (1.5″).)
The hem (The front and back use the same pattern.):
The waistband (1 kpl):
The waistband doesn’t include the buttoning extension or seam allowances.
You can find sewing tutorial on my blog here. Happy sewing!
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