## What is a pleated skirt called?

An Accordion skirt is a pleated skirt made of machine pleated fabric.

### What is the difference between a half circle and full circle skirt?

In a nut shell a full circle skirt is basically a big circle of fabric with a hole in the middle where your waist goes. It is flat at the waist band and very full around the bottom. A half circle skirt is really just that. To make one you could cut a half circle and sew one seam and you have a skirt.

#### What fabric is best for a circle skirt?

Fabric – The best fabrics to make a circle skirt have drape. This means the fabric is soft enough to be flattering and to fall in soft gathers. Look for fabrics like cotton and cotton blends, linen, rayon, and even stretch fabrics.

**How much Pleat do I need for a 1/4 circle skirt?**

First let’s add just one box pleat in the front. Again, you can draft the 1/4 circle skirt pattern as usual, but you need to add 1/2 of the pleat width to the 1/2 waist measurement. In my example the front pleat is 10cm wide on both sides.

**What are the different sizes of the circle skirt?**

Here are, in order, all the different versions of the circle skirt: full circle, 3/4 circle, half circle and 1/4 circle. This time I’m going to be using centimeters for the example measurements:

## How do you draft a 1/4 circle skirt?

Again, you can draft the 1/4 circle skirt pattern as usual, but you need to add 1/2 of the pleat width to the 1/2 waist measurement. In my example the front pleat is 10cm wide on both sides. That means the A-B radius calculation goes like this: In the picture here you can just see the final pattern.

### How to calculate the A-B radius of a skirt?

This version literally consists of 2 full circle skirts. And logically the calculation for the A-B radius is as follows: 1/4 waist measurement divided by 3,14. The example waist measurement is already 1/2 waist, so now we divide it in 2 to get 1/4.