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How to Draw a Pleated Skirt

In this tutorial, you will learn how to draw a pleated skirt. I am sure that this tutorial will be very useful for you.

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how to draw a pleated skirt step by step

I have prepared for you a new drawing lesson in which I would like to tell you and show you how to draw a pleated skirt step by step. Surely, you have seen this item of clothing many times.

The pleated skirt is distinguished by the fact that many parallel folds are artificially created on it. Such skirts are often used as an element of the costume of girls playing tennis.

When doing this drawing lesson, you don’t have to draw perfectly straight lines. Thus, to draw a pleated skirt, you do not need to use a ruler, as all lines must be drawn by hand and slight irregularities are allowed in order to convey the natural structure of the fabric of the skirt.


  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Eraser
  • Coloring supplies

Time needed: 20 minutes

How to Draw a Pleated Skirt

  1. Start drawing the belt of the skirt.

    To start drawing the top of the skirt, draw two parallel straight lines of the same length.how to draw a pleated skirt anime

  2. Add the sides of the belt.

    Connect the edges of the previously drawn lines with two vertical short lines.pleated skirt drawing tutorial

  3. Depict the outer outline of the skirt.

    Draw two straight diagonal lines below the belt, and connect them with an arc.pleated skirt drawing lesson

  4. Sketch out the pleats on the skirt.

    Draw straight diagonal lines connecting the waistband and the bottom of the skirt.pleated skirt drawing guide

  5. Add the bottom outline of the pleated skirt.

    Depict straight lines at the bottom of the skirt, separating each pleat.pleated skirt drawing for kids

  6. Correct inaccuracies.

    Use the eraser to remove any unnecessary guidelines.simple pleated skirt drawing

  7. Color the drawing.

    To color the pleated skirt, you can use blue or any colors.pleated skirt drawing for beginners

Also, especially for your convenience, I have created a short version of this lesson in PDF file format.
You can download this file and enjoy drawing at any convenient time without an internet connection.

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