It's surprisingly easy to make a basic pleated skirt. You don't need a pattern - you just need some measurements. And the great thing is, you'll just be cutting your fabric in rectangles, so there's nothing complicated about it!
With this skirt, I used 3 yards of fabric and added a contrasting color to the hem and waistband.
Step 1: Materials
What you need for this project:
Fabric: See diagram to determine amount of fabric needed. When in doubt, 3 yds will make most things!
Hook & eye for waistband
(honestly, I quit trying to use the ruler after about 15 minutes and just made the pleating up as I went along.)