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This article summarizes the ket steps of making a pleated skirt in CLO 3D.


The Pleats toolkit is located in the 2D toolbar.
The Pleats toolkit

Pleats Tool
1. Create a reference line from which the pleats are generated.
2. Modify the Pleats Type, Specification, and Option in the Pleats Window.
The Pleats Window

Pleats Fold Tool
1. Draw internal lines where you want to create pleats.
2. Use the Pleates Fold tool to single-click at the initial point for the direction of the pleats, then drag the dotted line to cover all the internal lines and double-click to confirm the selection.
A demonstration of the Pleats Fold tool
3. Modify the Pleats Type and Properties in the Pleats Fold Window.
The Pleats Fold Window

Pleats Sewing Tool
1. Before using the Pleats Sewing tool, select all the internal lines and Extend/Trim & Add Points to the pattern outline.
The Extend/Trim & Add Point option
2. The Pleats Sewing tool works similarly to the Free Sewing tool. Apply the sewing to the line to be sewn to the pleats pattern. Then finish the sewing relationship by applying the sewing to the pleats pattern.
A demonstration of the Pleats Sewing tool
3. Activate the simulation and check the first and last pleat.

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