The Daniella – A Beginner Skirt Pattern

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 25 customer ratings
(26 customer reviews)

$7.00 $5.50

This beginner skirt pattern will teach you how to make a super easy & super cute gathered skirt. Pattern includes sizes newborn to 12 years.

Pattern Details

Pattern Details

This beginner skirt pattern will teach you how to make a super easy & super cute skirt. Perfect for a girl, baby or toddler and includes sizes newborn to 12 years.

It’s a very simple, easy to sew pattern, and is suitable from beginner sewing level. It’s very very full so it has twirlability! You can either print the pattern pieces, or use cutting charts. If you use the cutting charts, you can cut straight from the measurements (no printing). It includes a back-to-school suitable knee-length option. Plus a just-above-the-knee length option. So you’ll be able to make one to suit whatever the occasion! There’s also a less full option if you prefer.

It is suitable for every sewer from beginner to advanced. And the pattern includes colour step-by-step photographs with detailed instructions. It can be printed as many times as you like so you can make a whole range of skirts in different fabrics.


All the seams are cleverly designed to be self-finishing. This means all the raw edges are neatly tucked away out of sight. No overlocking or serging required… and no fraying fabric for little hands to pick at! That said serger tips are included for when and where to use it if you wish to.

Note – This pattern used to be called the Easy Peasy Skirt pattern. We’ve updated and renamed it… it now has all our awesome latest features……

And on that note, this pattern is now trim-free, and comes in A4 or US letter size! There is also an A0 format (pattern pieces only) in case you’d like to take it to a professional printer.

Serger/overlocker NOT required.

❤ Check out what our testers created ❤

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Reviews (26)

26 reviews for The Daniella – A Beginner Skirt Pattern

  1. (verified owner)

    This is a fabulous skirt! Amazingly fast to sew (even for a slow sewist like myself) with a beautiful finish, inside and out.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    It’s easy.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    The hidden edges!! So perfect and gave the finished product a nice polished look. It’s an awesome sew!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Go for it 😉

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    A good quick sew and can easily be done by a beginner sewer.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    This is perfect for an everyday skirt or a nice holiday style skirt.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    It was really easy, but looks really nice. Great for beginners or those who want quick sew options.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    A nice intro in clothing.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    French seams are very pleasing and your instructions are clear.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Go for it! It’s a perfect skirt that is fast, easy, and beautiful to construct!

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    The skirt belt really stands out. Love it! It’s easy and fast and the results are just adorable!!!

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Great, quick pattern for an everyday versatile clothing item.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    There shouldn’t be any fraying like inside most homemade garments. Thank you for finding a way to enclose all the raw edges. And the twirl factor is nice as it doesn’t come up high enough to show underwear like a circle skirt does. It is truly an easy peasy pattern. The hardest part of all was ruffling the skirt.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Absolutely purchase it, you would not be sorry.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    It is a simple and quick sew! With an enclosed seam!

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    With the easy instructions and clear pictures, this is definitely a good make for any sewist from beginner to a master sewer and the finished garment is worth every stich.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    BUY IT! Super simple instructions that are easy to follow. Skirt is the perfect length for little girls. It has the feel of a circle skirt with out wasting fabric because the width for the skirt makes it twirly!

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    A super easy sew, with fabulous results!

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    If you want to learn to sew this pattern is where you should start since it’s so easy peasy.

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I liked the way the waistband & skirt come together. I haven’t done that technique before and it went very quickly. It comes together very quickly and the result is clean lines and great fit. Also, you get a cutting chart so you don’t have to print & save paper!!

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    It is a really good pattern. Super easy, and so cute. You can sew up a bunch of these cute skirts and headbands, and throw them with some t shirts, for super cute summer outfits.

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    So easy. Fast to cut and sew. Made me realize I can do more sewing than I thought when the patterns are done right. I did the two lines for gathering (which I rarely do) and realized the gathers look much nicer when you do it that way. (This is) perfect for anyone – great for a beginner sewist. (Also a) perfect skirt for girls who like to spin/twirl.

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Love the quickness that it comes together. Means I can make lots of skirts in little time.

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Easy and quick skirt to make, I will be definitely using the pattern again.

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    If you’re after something quick and easy this is it.

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    This is an easy sew with a professional looking finish!

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What you'll need

Sewing level: Beginner

Sizes included: 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months, 2 years – 3 years, 3 years – 4 years, 5 years – 6 years, 7 years – 8 years, 9 years – 10 years, 11 years – 12 years.

Time required: approx 1-3 hours depending on your ability

Fabric requirements: 1-2 yards of woven fabric (eg cotton) however knit will also work, 0.5 to 1 yard of 1.5 inch wide elastic (the thicker kind for waistbands)

Tools required: sewing machine, pins, scissors, tape measure

The Small Print


Every pattern we make has been tried & tested first by our team, then by specially selected pre-testers, then by a group of up to 50 different sewers of different abilities, ages, sizes, shapes, body types, and experience levels.

We literally spend hours designing, testing and checking the pattern to make sure it works and the instructions are easy to follow. Hopefully you’ll love the end result as much as we do! But, if for any reason you don’t, please get in touch so we can help.


This pattern can be used to make beautiful little garments for personal use, or can be made in limited quantities to sell. You can only sell the finished product; you cannot sell the pattern or these instructions. We’d love you to include a credit to as the pattern designer when you make garments from the pattern to sell, but it’s up to you.


As soon as you have paid you will receive a link to download the pattern, so you can get started immediately if you like. Note, this is a digital, download-only pattern. You will not receive a physical copy in the post.