I want to make a pleated skirt. How many cm or yds. of fabric do I need to purchase if the waist is 66 cm or 26 inches, pleats will be 1.5 cm or 1 inch, and pleat depth is 5 cm or 2 inches.
It seams that you want the pleats to start from the waistline.
I believe your pleats should be 2.5 cm instead of 1.5 cm as you mentioned they are 1 inch wide, this way the 5 cm depth works out well.
Since the dept of each pleat is exactly double the width of the pleats, you will need 3 times your waist circumference in fabric, plus seam allowances. 66 cm X 3 = 198 cm. You will need to purchase two widths of fabric and join them to be able to get 198 cm plus your seam allowances.
If we assume the lenght of your skirt is about 50 cm, it means you need to purchase two lengths of fabric of 50 cm, plus hem allowance and waistline seam allowance.
You can also cut your waistband from the excess fabric you get on the sides.
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