Annie A-line Skirt

(118 customer reviews)


Great for the confident beginner.

This flattering A-line skirt suits a range of body types, from small-waisted to full-hipped figures, and is now available in sizes 6-28 (Australian standards).

The Annie A-line skirt pattern is  offered to you for free with any PDF pattern purchase.


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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118 reviews for Annie A-line Skirt

  1. Verified Buyer (verified owner)

  2. Verified Buyer (verified owner)

    Simple and versatile pattern. I used it to adapt for a cosplay, but will use it for everyday wear in the future. Thank you.

  3. Lynn J. (verified owner)

    Thank you, just what i needed

  4. Csabáné Kiss (verified owner)

    simply perfect

  5. Jo-Ann (verified owner)

    Lovely skirt and so easy to follow instructions. Thank you!

  6. Paula Evans (verified owner)

  7. Tania (verified owner)

    This was such a quick and easy project to do. And loved the end result. The skirt is very flattery!! =) Love it!!

  8. Alison (verified owner)

    Very cute and easy. My only trouble was being in between size groups, so I had to cut smaller than the 18 and 14 wouldn’t have fit. Threw in some pockets too.

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  9. Alexander G. (verified owner)

    Pattern worked great; straightforward and simple; sizing was perfect.

  10. Shereen Groeneveld (verified owner)

  11. Mrs K. (verified owner)

    Lovely pattern, easy to make

  12. Sue Huval (verified owner)

    I was very pleased with the clear instructions that included good diagrams and easy to follow wording. The pattern size was correct. Thank you. Sue

  13. Sarah S. (verified owner)

  14. Bella

    PATTERN doe not download????

    • Annie (store manager)

      Hi Bella,

      Yes, the pattern downloads. It has been downloaded successfully thousands of times.

      You need to make sure you are downloading to a computer and not a device such as your phone or iPad.

      If you need help in understanding how to download a pattern you can email me directly. [email protected].

      I’m sorry that you have given it a one star review based on this.

  15. Sarah D. (verified owner)

    Such an easy and enjoyable skirt to make. I’m taking sewing lessons, so I’m quite the beginner and loved making this. I’ve bought 3 different fabrics to make variations of it. I also easily added pockets. I’ll definitely be trying some of her other patterns.

  16. Sara W. (verified owner)

    The only question I had was how to enclose the zipper when stitching on the facing. I think I figured it out in my own way. Thank you for a great free pattern!

  17. Sherry Sparks (verified owner)

    The pattern was really easy to piece together and worked great. I made mine a bit longer than the pattern by just extending the bottom.

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  18. Anonymous (verified owner)

  19. Amy (verified owner)

    As a beginner sewer, I found this pattern easy to follow and quick to sew! Great free pattern! I made size adjustments to fit my measurements, which worked well. I love the skirt and have worn it often.

  20. Petrina (verified owner)

    I made this from denim, very nice fitting pattern

  21. Tania M. (verified owner)

    Good instructions and easy to sew.

  22. HEATHER B. (verified owner)

    This service was great – super easy to use and I got the pattern on email straight away. Thank you so much!

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  24. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great skirt!

  25. TOBIE LURIE (verified owner)

    The pattern is fine but I cut it too short. My error! I will make another in the long length. Thanks for the free pattern. Sorry no photos as I am out of town.

  26. Anonymous (verified owner)

    great basic skirt good pattern thankyou for free pattern

  27. Carolyn Scherck (verified owner)

  28. Elizabeth Wallis (verified owner)

    Very very happy

  29. Claire (verified owner)

    Easy to follow and adapt

  30. Jack Azzam (verified owner)

    Amazing and super easy for a beginner sewer! I used it as a base for a cosplay skirt. Fantastic pattern, thank you.

  31. Karen Nield (verified owner)

    This is a lovely, very easy pattern. I’ve used it twice, once for a friend, which I lengthened and I used as a teaching pattern for a 12 year old girl to sew, she did amazingly well . We swapped the invisible zip for an ordinary zip as this was the first garment she’d ever made. If you’re looking for a simple A line skirt this is perfect, easy to follow instructions.

  32. Judith (verified owner)

  33. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I converted my UK sizes to Australian size but it ended up too big for me. Otherwise, the pattern was easy to follow.

  34. Paula (verified owner)

    Easy to download. Easy to use for beginners pattern.

  35. Sharon (verified owner)

  36. Heather (verified owner)

    True to size pattern. Easy to follow instructions.

  37. Carla H. (verified owner)

  38. cinzia claudia (verified owner)

    Very fast and simple, the instruction aren’t very clear for a beginner

  39. Lucie L. (verified owner)

    Fit perfectly. Love it so much, sew tree skirt since I download it.

  40. Agnieszka (verified owner)

  41. Sandra M. (verified owner)

    An easy pattern to follow and use thank you

  42. Lucie (verified owner)

    Le meilleur patron de jupe de tous ceux que j’ai essayé! Magnifique!!! Grandeur 20!

  43. Molly (verified owner)

    This turned out so great! I think I got the sizing slightly wrong, but as the instructions tell you: if you go one size up it’s very easy to adjust the skirt to your actual size. I especially loved learning how to put in an invisible zipper 🙂

  44. Pat K. (verified owner)

    Very easy pattern ,will use again and again

  45. Lucie Lavallée (verified owner)

  46. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great pattern and it’s free with simple instructions.

  47. Marie (verified owner)

    Easy to follow

  48. Anonymous (verified owner)

    This pattern turned out to be quite simple and it was super easier to understand. The skirt turned out great! Definitely recommend

  49. Anonymous (verified owner)

  50. Elin (verified owner)

  51. Katherine Smith (verified owner)

    Excellent pattern. I have made 2 so far out of fabric remnants, 0.7-0.8m fabric. One adapted for an exposed zip, because that’s the zip I had.

  52. Dotte C. (verified owner)

  53. Tracy (verified owner)

    Perfection. Am very pleased with the convenience, style and selection/versatility. I can easily adapt the pattern as needed and will be back soon for more. Thank you!

  54. Caroline (verified owner)

    Thank you so much for this super free pattern. The instructions were so useful, especially for the zip.

  55. FIONA D. (verified owner)

    Loved this pattern. I am coming back to sewing after 30 years and wanted something straightforward. If I had to suggest an improvement, it would be a bit more help on getting the zip right but I got there in the end!

  56. LINDA N. (verified owner)

    Love it. 🙂

  57. Anonymous (verified owner)

  58. Mara (verified owner)

    Easy and versatile. Thank you!

  59. Rose N. (verified owner)

    Lovely pattern

  60. Angie (verified owner)

    Not hot round to making it yet

  61. Raelene S. (verified owner)

  62. Anonymous (verified owner)

  63. pat mainster (verified owner)

    Nice to be able to adjust to my measurements for a perfect fit Thank you

  64. Anonymous (verified owner)

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  66. Heather Esplin (verified owner)

  67. Anonymous (verified owner)


    • Annie (store manager)

      Thanks for your 5 star review. Appreciate it. Annie

  68. 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

  69. Sandy oh (verified owner)

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  71. 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

  72. 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.

  73. 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

  74. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Super easy to follow instructions and YouTube video!

    • Annie (store manager)

      Thanks so much for you review. Annie

  75. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great instructions & pattern, simple to use.

  76. 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

  77. Emily (verified owner)

    Cute and simple!

  78. DERRIS PERKINS (verified owner)

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

  79. Kathy C. (verified owner)

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

  80. Chantel (verified owner)

    Easy peasy! Straightforward pattern and fit well.

  81. Leah Bramley (verified owner)

  82. Ágnes B. (verified owner)

  83. Allison (verified owner)

    Super easy pattern that looks amazing and fits well.

  84. 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

  85. Anonymous (verified owner)

  86. 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

  87. Elizabeth (verified owner)

  88. Anonymous (verified owner)

  89. Just Me (verified owner)

    Perfect pattern thank you!

  90. 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.

  91. Tricia (verified owner)

    Loved this, great instructions, fit like a charm!

  92. Adéla (verified owner)

  93. Beth A. (verified owner)

    A lovely skirt and really easy for beginners.

  94. Anonymous (verified owner)

  95. Karen S. (verified owner)

    Very simple to stitch up

  96. Annie B. (verified owner)

    Lovely skirt fitted really well

  97. Merryn Rogers (verified owner)

  98. Sonja (verified owner)

    Pattern was suprr easy to follow

  99. 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

  100. 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.

  101. 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.

  102. Gail (verified owner)

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

  103. Georgia K. (verified owner)

  104. 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.

  105. Kathryn (verified owner)

    As easy as pie and a great result.

  106. 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

  107. 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.

  108. Sheridan (verified owner)

    Enjoyed sewing this! Easy to follow for beginners

  109. Dina (verified owner)

  110. Michelle T. (verified owner)

  111. 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

  112. 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

  113. 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

  114. 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

  115. 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

  116. 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.


  117. 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

  118. 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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