Thanks for your advice. Should I wash it first before wearing it the first time??
"It's much easier to show than type out, unfortunately. I'll be happy to show you if we ever bump into each other..."
That would be great, but I live in Tampa and unfortunately don't get out of the state very much, period.
I'll ask my sensei or some of the other students tonight about the inside pleats, I'm sure somebody has to know that trick at my dojo and would save my money on a plane ticket to have you teach me.
Thanks again for any more advice.