Hi D.D., thank you for the tip on the Izzy skirt, but i have to admit i cringe a bit when i hear "Ibex" because of typical (high) prices i see in relation to that brand.
I partially use the men's, made in Scotland wool Kilt that my wife happened to find in the women's section of Goodwill and which happened to fit me perfectly. Apparently whoever put it there, thought it was a women's skirt.
I use it as a pattern for the size and shape, but i use velcro for the closures. I put the velcro on two places. One on the end of one piece of fabric and then some on the inside. Creates a nice, secure, and semi-adjustable fit. Just have to remember to velcro it up while washing and drying, as well as storing.
I don't pleat them though. I also have some 70% wool and 30% polyester fabric that i've been thinking about making a kilt/skirt out of.
The 65% Polyester and 35% Linen fabric btw, has awesome, simply awesome moisture management properties and is very comfortable in a wide temp range, but it does and can get a bit stinky over time because of the high poly content. However, wearing pure and high linen blend, or high merino blend, underwear seems to help a lot with that. But in summer, i do prefer to go commando, so would love to find a fabric that does the odor prevention and also has the great moisture management. Might make one out of Dri-Release fabric if i can find a heavier/thicker fabric than is typical.