Draft of a Dirndl Skirt with Unpressed Pleats

A dirndl may use soft un-stitched pleats for a smoother look at the waistline. For an attractive pleated skirt the amount of fabric used should be at least double the hip measurement.



1. Find the amount of fabric available for pleating by adding together the width of each piece of fabric you intend to use and subtracting the seam allowance.

Two 36” widths = 72”. Subtract 2 . . .