2nd April 2013: Skirt part II To make the skirt, I measured my hips then multiplied by 3 for the pleats. For the length, I measured from my hip bone to my desired length where I wanted the skirt to sit, this was roughly 13/14 inches. For the hem, I double folded the fabric and hand sew along the hem.
For the pleats, I made side pleats along with one box pleat at the front of the skirt, each pleat measuring about 3 inches and pinned them. I then hand sewn the pleats into place before ironing them on a low heat and removing the pins. I hand sewn the skirt to the hip roll, and finished the skirt.