4 inch pleated skirt:
This is the process of making this skirt via a photo set. Usually the pleats are much smaller on a school girl skirt, but I personally want to exaggerate them. So I grab fabric that was closer in color and ok in material amd measured out for my waist (rule: 4 notches= 1 pleat) once folded which came out to about 7 1/2 pleats (rule: always leave space at the beginning and end for sewing. I measure out for an extra 4 inches on this one at the beginning and used the excess from the half pleat on the other side.). Then I measured out my white blanket bias tape and attached it. After that you create your waist band and attach it like you would quilting bias tape. This is where the imagineering comes in. I had to compensate for my curves and hide the zipper. So I used an invisible zipper and a button. I’m very happy with the end product and obviously took a few artistic liberties. Enjoy and learn!
PS: the first 4 pictures are not from my skirt, it is for a smaller person. ALSO make sure you remember to take into consideration how wide your waist band is and where you want the skirt to sit and hit when making it so you are happy with the length.