The Arabella – Ladies Maxi Skirt Pattern

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

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  • A gorgeous ladies maxi skirt pattern
  • An easy and quick sew
  • Many options for you to experiment
  • Suitable for woven and knit/stretch fabrics
  • Perfect for beginner to intermediate sewistas
  • Pattern pieces and full tutorial with step-by-step instructions
  • Instant download PDF pattern
  • Ladies sizes XXS to 5XL
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The Arabella is a gorgeous ladies maxi skirt pattern. An easy & quick sew with lots of options, it’s a perfect beginner skirt pattern! With so many options there are dozens of different looks you could create. The Arabella really will be your new go-to skirt pattern! This is the ladies version but it’s also available as a matching dolls and childs patterns so you can do matching “Mommy and Me” sets! Get all versions as a bundle here.

Gallery – See images from Instagram below. Or view our full tester gallery on our Facebook Page here.

Skill Level – Beginner to intermediate

Sizes – Pattern includes ladies sizes XXS to 5XL.  See the size chart in the gallery above.


  • 4 different lengths (above knee, knee, midi/tea, and maxi lengths)
  • 2 waistband heights (regular and tall)
  • Optional sash
  • Optional side seam pockets

Fabrics – This pattern is suitable for woven and knit/stretch fabrics. See the fabric requirements in the gallery above for yardage. A serger/ overlocker is optional but NOT required.

Format – This trim-free pattern is a downloadable PDF and comes in A4 or US letter printable sizes. An A0 format (pattern pieces only) is also included should you wish to have your pattern printed professionally. PDF Layers allow you to select and print only the size/s you want.

Reviews (26)

26 reviews for The Arabella – Ladies Maxi Skirt Pattern

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lisa Bond

    I found the step by step instructions really easy to follow. I’m normally a picture only girl, but found I could easily follow the written instructions. The pattern is a joy to make and I will definitely be returning to this pattern on many occasions. I would recommend this pattern, and if you are dithering about purchasing it, I would go for it, you will not regret it!!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Laura Quach

    Great pattern! Really easy to make and prefect for beginners.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jennie Lindstrom

    This is a beautiful skirt! The detailed instructions show you how to enclose your seams to get a professional look. There are options for different lengths, waistbands, a sash and in-seam pockets (and everything is better with pockets)!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Justine Stroeh

    I love my skirt!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Cordelia Henderson

    I liked this skirt very much! It was fun to make and it is great to pair with blouses. As a thirteen-year-old, I found it very flattering. It took very little time to sew and it is beautiful!!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jackie Henderson

    This is an excellent pattern for all who sew! The tutorial is thorough for those learning new skills and quick for those needing an addition to their wardrobe. French seams with inseam pockets!! Who knew? I do now!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Quilenthia Wingfield-Accime

    I love this pattern!!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Debra R

    I love this pattern! It is such a quick and easy sew. The instructions leave you with a very well finished product with all finished seams. I love how the elastic is only in the back, giving the front a more crisp look.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tammy Fowler Foster

    I absolutely love this skirt! Directions were easy to understand. Fabrics needed were inexpensive. Ultimately, you come up with a unique and beautiful skirt that can be dressed up or down!

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amy Vickers

    I love this skirt pattern!! It is very easy to sew and I love that it has the French seams!!! I will definitely be making more. Great pattern!!!!

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jeannie Fisher

    Thank you for some fun pattern choices.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jodi Bussell

    I realy loved that I didn’t need to print a pattern out. The instructions were easy to follow and the skirt was a quick sew.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mandy Squire-Lee

    I love the Arabella! Super quick and easy sew. I can see this becoming one of my most-used patterns!

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Marissa Lockhart

    I just loved the style of this skirt with the elastic waistband in the back and the skirt fullness. An easy and quick sew!

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Simone Major

    This was a fantastic sew! Clear instructions made this an fast and easy sew with gorgeous results. I will DEFINITELY be making more!!

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sarah Boses

    Though not my usual style, I love this skirt so much! The flat front waistband makes for a flattering fit and it comes together quickly. Enclosed seams add for a really nice finish.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Carina Seth (verified owner)

    Arabella is a gorgeous pattern and the goal product is just stunning! I love that it’s has 4 different length options to create a look for any occasion. Definitely a must have pattern!

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Cara Girven (verified owner)

    Easy and quick sew, but such lovely and professional looking results! The pattern was well drafted, and the instructions are thorough and easy to follow.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lim Boon Kuan (verified owner)

    I was worried that i may end up looking like a flower barrel, but the maxi skirt turned up super feminine and pretty!

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dani Arthur (verified owner)

    A simple but beautiful sew. I highly recommend sewing it in rayon as it is so light and beautiful to wear with a lovely drape. The instructions are wonderful including beautiful clean finishes with the choice of french seams. Highly recommend this pattern. My Arabella’s get re-worn as soon as they are washed!

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ana Inês Barros (verified owner)

    I wanted to do this skirt since it’s release. I don’t know what kept me so long. But I know I choose a magic time to do this magic gorgeous skirt. Love it.

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ellin Selkirk (verified owner)

    I love this skirt!! The pattern is so simple and instructions are super easy to follow, best of all the cut chart means you dont have to print a heap of pages. Great to wear all year round

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ellin Selkirk (verified owner)

    I love this skirt!! The pattern is so simple and instructions are super easy to follow, best of all the cut chart means you dont have to print a heap of pages. Great to wear all year round.

  24. Rated 5 out of 5


    Beautiful drafting, wonderful step by step directions!

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kayla Kissane (verified owner)

    I’ve made about 5 Arabellas so far, and I absolutely love this pattern! It’s my go to for woven skirts. I love how you use elastic in the back instead for a zipper 🙂

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kelsey Jean (verified owner)

    I really liked the fit and feel of this pattern. The skirt was full and comfortable. Directions were clear and the only thing I would do different next time is make the pockets a little larger to be able to fit my hand inside. Thank you for another beautiful pattern!

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