Pleated skirts are actually very easy to make; you don't even need a pattern. You need about three times your hip measurement plus seam allowance of fabric; and make sure said fabric is pleated on the lengthwise grain (so, long portion, not across the narrow portion), or the pleats won't stay in place. Lengthwise grain also means you need less fabric, since at about knee height, that'd maybe be about half the width of the bolt (So if you're, say, 100 cm around the hips, a little over 150 cm of fabric would do instead of 300). The fabric should be a decent enough weight to hang like a skirt should (really, I just go by feel, but mid-weight and bottomweight fabrics usually work well), and DO NOT use stretchy fabric, or else you'll never get it to pleat. Long as you have an iron, most fabric types can be pleated, though polyesters require more heat than cottons or wools. You also need a method of closing it (button or button and zipper, hooks and eyes, or snaps).
I'm not great at explaining how to put it together, so here's a tutorial on how to pleat a skirt, then gather it into a waistband and finish it; http://aidotcom.deviantart.com/art/P...orial-87324333
There's lots of tutorials out there since it's an easy thing to make.