http://store.threadsmagazine.com/quick-stuff-to-sew-034025.html. The magazine is great because the projects are beautiful, useful and easy to sew. Clothing, accessories, and home decor projects are featured. See page 18 for the article 'Quick Pleats: Sew a designer-inspired skirt from pleated fabric panels.' I had so much fun creating the skirt, writing and working with the magazine editors. I cannot reprint the article on this website but I want you to know the magazine is available.
A recent Nine West boot ad features a hip pleated skirt (photo below). The skirt has crystals heat fixed to the top of the skirt to imply a tiered belt. Embellishment is on trend this winter so consider trying this on a pleated skirt or garment you already own. You can purchase similar crystals at http://www.kandicorp.com/. Happy sewing!