Enter the circumference of the waist and the width of each pleat into the calculator to determine the number of pleats needed, or enter the number of pleats and the desired spacing between pleats to calculate the circumference of the waist.

## Pleated Skirt Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the number of pleats needed for a pleated skirt:

N = (C * W) / P

Variables:

- N is the number of pleats needed
- C is the circumference of the waist
- W is the width of each pleat
- P is the desired spacing between pleats

To calculate the number of pleats needed for a pleated skirt, multiply the circumference of the waist by the width of each pleat, then divide the result by the desired spacing between pleats.

## What is a Pleated Skirt?

A pleated skirt is a type of skirt that features folds or pleats, which are created by doubling the fabric upon itself and securing it in place. This design element not only adds visual interest but also allows for greater movement and flexibility.

The pleats can be of different types such as box pleats, knife pleats, or accordion pleats, each giving a unique look to the skirt. The length of a pleated skirt can vary from mini to midi to maxi, and it can be made from a variety of materials, including cotton, silk, wool, or synthetic fabrics. The pleated skirt is a classic fashion item that has been popular in different eras and is often associated with school uniforms, cheerleading outfits, and tennis attire, but it can also be dressed up for more formal occasions.