Annie A-line Skirt

(54 customer reviews)


FREE PATTERN! Great for the confident beginner.

The Annie A-line skirt is a perfect pattern for the beginner or novice sewer. It is a simple A-line skirt with a back zipper and an easy faced waistline. The A-line skirt is probably the most flattering style for most women. It works well on figures with small waists in proportion to hips, creates an illusion of a waist on boy figures and is the perfect style for full hipped figures. Now available in sizes 6-28 (Australian standards).

* PREPARATION TIME Printing, sticking, cutting fabric and marking details 1 -2 hours Sewing time 2 hours (approx)



This A-line Skirt pattern comes in sizes 6-28 (Australian standards) See Sizing Chart

There is no waistband, so super easy and it is the perfect project to learn how to insert an invisible zipper. You can play around and add pockets, shorten it, lengthen it make it your own. There are so many gorgeous fabrics out there you can choose from, bright florals, corduroy, denim , animal prints even a tartan!

Included in this pattern download  – Approximately 3Mb

– Tiled pattern (for printing on A4)
– A0 pattern (for large format printing)
– Comprehensive instructions with step by step photographs

Instructions include fabric requirements, cutting patterns and step by step guide with photographs.


Allow extra for matching patterns, or if lengthening.

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54 reviews for Annie A-line Skirt

  1. Anonymous (verified owner)

  2. Heather Esplin (verified owner)

  3. Anonymous (verified owner)


    • Annie (store manager)

      Thanks for your 5 star review. Appreciate it. Annie

  4. Fi McQueen (verified owner)

    Loved it! Easy to make and it feels good to wear 🙂

    • Annie (store manager)

      Thankyou Fi, happy to hear this. Annie

  5. Sandy oh (verified owner)

  6. THILAGAVATHY KANDIAH (verified owner)

  7. Mayan R. (verified owner)

    I love this pattern. So easy to follow and great design

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    • Annie (store manager)

      Thankyou! I’m happy to hear that. Annie

  8. Gergana Stoimenova

    Hi, I am really sorry for this question, but I can see the PDF file that I have to download. I clicked everything in the page but nothing happened. Please someone help me. Thanks!

    • Annie (store manager)

      Hi Gergana, I have just sent you an email giving you instructions on how to download a PDF pattern plus sent the PDF separately so that you can get the pattern.
      I hope that you change your review from 3 star to 5 star after you download it and sew it up! Thanks Annie.

  9. Vanessa (verified owner)

    Easy to follow, great design, nearly finished! I used fabric from an unused bedspread.

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    • Annie (store manager)

      Hi Vanessa, Thanks for your review. I love that you have recycled a bedspread! Looks fab. Annie

  10. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Super easy to follow instructions and YouTube video!

    • Annie (store manager)

      Thanks so much for you review. Annie

  11. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great instructions & pattern, simple to use.

  12. Marnie (verified owner)

    Pretty good for a free pattern! I did notice that the back is smaller than the front and when you add a zipper seam it is noticeably smaller so I added 1 cm to both back pieces. I also wanted it knee length and so adjusted length easily. Easy to follow instructions. Will make a few

  13. Emily (verified owner)

    Cute and simple!

  14. DERRIS PERKINS (verified owner)

    Lovely quick and easy make. I have been looking for a pattern like this for some time.

  15. Kathy C. (verified owner)

    Very clear to follow and everything you might want is covered in the tutorial and pattern too

  16. Chantel (verified owner)

    Easy peasy! Straightforward pattern and fit well.

  17. Leah Bramley (verified owner)

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  19. Allison (verified owner)

    Super easy pattern that looks amazing and fits well.

  20. Samantha Sun (verified owner)

    This was one of my very first patterns sewing a piece of clothing. This skirt is just gorgeous and so flattering once on. I made it with some beautiful wool fabric and it’s perfect for our Melbourne Winters. If you’re a beginner and want to your confidence making your own clothes, this is a fantastic pattern to start with. The instructions are clear and easy to follow.

    • Annie (store manager)

      Thanks Sam! I’m happy to hear you loved this pattern. Annie

  21. Anonymous (verified owner)

  22. Vivienne G. (verified owner)

    The pattern was so easy to use and my daughter was very pleased with the results

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    • Annie (store manager)

      Thanks for your review Vivienne. Your daughter’s skirt looks great! Annie

  23. Elizabeth (verified owner)

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  25. Just Me (verified owner)

    Perfect pattern thank you!

  26. Janine B. (verified owner)

    Pattern and instructions were very easy to follow. I added front “jeans” type pockets and did a full seat/butt adjustment. I made my first one out of corduroy. Looking for material for my next one.

  27. Tricia (verified owner)

    Loved this, great instructions, fit like a charm!

  28. Adéla (verified owner)

  29. Beth A. (verified owner)

    A lovely skirt and really easy for beginners.

  30. Anonymous (verified owner)

  31. Karen S. (verified owner)

    Very simple to stitch up

  32. Annie B. (verified owner)

    Lovely skirt fitted really well

  33. Merryn Rogers (verified owner)

  34. Sonja (verified owner)

    Pattern was suprr easy to follow

  35. jandrews916 (verified owner)

    Hello. Is there a way to print this on US letter paper? Thank you!

    • Annie (store manager)

      Hi, Yes, you can print it on US paper the border will be slightly different that’s all. Annie

  36. Julie White (verified owner)

    The pattern downloaded beautifully. Piecing it together and subsequently cutting it out was easy and sizing was accurate. Have yet to make but will send pictures when I do.

  37. Helen W. (verified owner)

    Easy to follow pattern for a beginner. Great instructions included with this free pattern. Will definitely use this pattern again. Added some pockets in the side seam which worked well.

  38. Gail (verified owner)

    Adjusted the seam allowance for my thighs. Turned out fabulous! Need a top to go,with it now!

  39. Georgia K. (verified owner)

  40. Jane (verified owner)

    The pattern and instructions are very clear and easy to follow. It’s a great skirt that can be adapted to any length.

  41. Kathryn (verified owner)

    As easy as pie and a great result.

  42. Shaz (verified owner)

    Instructions really easy to follow. Really happy with how my skirt turned out and very easy to adapt the pattern. Looking forward to trying more patterns out

  43. Paulette Kilkenny (verified owner)

    Great little skirt to make. I used some left over cotton poplin material from a dress I had made. Very clear instructions especially for inserting the concealed zip. Also loved using bias binding on the edge of the facing.

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    • Annie (store manager)

      Thanks for sharing your pictures Paulette, your skirt looks so pretty.

  44. Sheridan (verified owner)

    Enjoyed sewing this! Easy to follow for beginners

  45. Dina (verified owner)

  46. Michelle T. (verified owner)

  47. theveggierubin (verified owner)

    Hi! This is the first thing I’ve made for myself. I was given a sewing machine for my birthday in March and started with sewing face masks and another essential item that we call pandemic lounge pants (pajama bottoms in the time of COVID)! I have never done any of the following: inserted a zipper, used bias tape, used interfacing, created waist facings, inserted darts. So first of all thank you for the sewing lesson! Second, yes there are a few mistakes/learning opportunities but hopefully not apparent to anyone but me. The skirt actually fits and looks well-constructed. I am relatively tall and lean and opted for size 12 mainly because I don’t like skirts at my waist (I’m a size 6 or 8 usually here in the US). I tend to wear a little lower at my hips but not truly low rise. I did end up having to take it in at the side seams as it was too big below where I wanted it to sit below waist. So I’m probably size 10 or even 8 below the waist of the skirt which needs to be a size 12 to sit closer to my hips. Either way, it was really fun. I did have to consult a few other tutorials as I didn’t fully understand directions. So for those of you who are dead beginners, I recommend supplementing instructions with videos on youtube especially for inserting zipper and bias tape.

    • Annie (store manager)

      Thanks for your kind review! I’m happy that you are learning a new skill, you will be hooked before you know it. Annie

  48. Shelly (verified owner)

    Thank you so much! I think this is one of only about two things I’ve sewed that I felt happy with and and feel like I will wear again. Instructions were awesome and the pictures very helpful (I was a little confused with the facing around the zipper part but it still turned out O.K.). Really appreciate you sharing this pattern. Thanks.

    • Annie (store manager)

      Hi Shelly, Thanks for your review. I’m happy it turned out for you. Annie

  49. Janice

    I’ve never made anything with darts or a waistband before as I only just started sewing. Never made clothes. Only a couple of bags with zips. I took ages to make this because I was trying to work everything out but my skirt turned out awesome. I originally made the size 12 but it was too big so I took it in and ended up with size 8 instead. So I’m making another one today and I want to make it longer as well so I can sit down comfortably as I’m quite tall. I need to learn how to measure myself properly so I make the right size. Thanks for the pattern. I think I will make a dozen of them. I love it. I think I’m addicted to sewing now.

    • Annie (store manager)

      Hi Janice, Thanks for your review. I have a Youtube lesson on measuring yourself it you want to check it out. One of the most important lessons to learn with sewing is how to measure yourself correctly before cutting your pattern.
      Thanks! Annie

  50. Doris (verified owner)

    Final product was beautiful! Thank you for yhis pattern

    • Annie (store manager)

      Thanks Doris, Happy to hear it was a success! Annie

  51. zuleyniciriaco (verified owner)

    I didnt get it! i download and try to unzip no file found. Why

    • Annie (store manager)


      Are you trying to download from your ipad or phone? You need to download your files from a computer. This pattern has been downloaded thousands of times successfully from a computer. If you still have problems, please email us at [email protected] and we can send you the FREE pattern in PDF files. Thanks! Annie

  52. Jayne (verified owner)

    Great pattern! I’m a beginner sewer and this was really easy to follow and the size / fit is perfect. Thank you so much 🙂

    • Annie (store manager)

      Thanks Jayne,

      I’m always happy to hear great feedback. I teach with this pattern and it always fits perfectly each time with a few alterations depending
      on size of student.

      Thanks again.


  53. Sarah Jean Tunbridge

    My sister made me this and the fit and lines of it are spot on. Prompting me to get this pattern to make another one

    • Annie (store manager)

      Thankyou! So happy you like it. Annie

  54. Debra Jesberger

    I have no review…I just want to know where you got this fabric!

    • Annie (store manager)

      Hi Debra,

      I was gifted the fabric so no idea. Sorry I couldn’t help. It is pretty though.


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