Annie A-line Skirt

Rated 4.85 out of 5 based on 40 customer ratings
(40 customer reviews)

$10.00 $0.00

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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40 reviews for Annie A-line Skirt

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kathy C. (verified owner)

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

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chantel (verified owner)

    Easy peasy! Straightforward pattern and fit well.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Leah Bramley (verified owner)

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ágnes B. (verified owner)

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Allison (verified owner)

    Super easy pattern that looks amazing and fits well.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    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

  7. Rated 4 out of 5

    Anonymous (verified owner)

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Vivienne G. (verified owner)

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

    Uploaded image(s):

    Image #1 from Vivienne G.
    • Annie (store manager)

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

  9. Rated 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth (verified owner)

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Anonymous (verified owner)

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Just Me (verified owner)

    Perfect pattern thank you!

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    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.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tricia (verified owner)

    Loved this, great instructions, fit like a charm!

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Adéla (verified owner)

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Beth A. (verified owner)

    A lovely skirt and really easy for beginners.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Anonymous (verified owner)

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Karen S. (verified owner)

    Very simple to stitch up

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Annie B. (verified owner)

    Lovely skirt fitted really well

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Merryn Rogers (verified owner)

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sonja (verified owner)

    Pattern was suprr easy to follow

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    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

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    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.

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    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.

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gail (verified owner)

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

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    Georgia K. (verified owner)

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    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.

  27. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kathryn (verified owner)

    As easy as pie and a great result.

  28. Rated 5 out of 5

    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

  29. Rated 5 out of 5

    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.

    Uploaded image(s):

    Image #1 from Paulette Kilkenny
    Image #2 from Paulette Kilkenny
    • Annie (store manager)

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

  30. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sheridan (verified owner)

    Enjoyed sewing this! Easy to follow for beginners

  31. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dina (verified owner)

  32. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michelle T. (verified owner)

  33. Rated 4 out of 5

    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

  34. Rated 5 out of 5

    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

  35. Rated 5 out of 5


    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

  36. Rated 5 out of 5

    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

  37. Rated 2 out of 5

    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

  38. Rated 5 out of 5

    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.


  39. Rated 5 out of 5

    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

  40. Rated 5 out of 5

    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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