The Arabella – Ladies Maxi Skirt Pattern

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 17 customer ratings
(17 customer reviews)


The Arabella is a gorgeous ladies maxi skirt pattern. An easy & quick sew with 4 lengths and lots of options, it’s a perfect beginner skirt pattern!

Pattern Details

Pattern Details

The Arabella is a gorgeous ladies maxi skirt pattern. An easy & quick sew with lots of options, it’s a perfect beginner skirt pattern!


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

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.

The pattern is trim-free, comes in A4 or US letter size, and has layers in the PDF so you can print only the size/s you want. There is also an A0 format (pattern pieces only) in case you’d like to take it to a professional printer.

Suitable for both woven and knit/stretch fabrics. Serger/overlocker optional but NOT required.

Pattern includes sizes XXS to 5XL… and it’s gorgeous on curvy ladies!

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Reviews (17)

17 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!

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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.


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