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How to sew a reversible balloon skirt

Fabienne skirt - A-line or balloon hem PDF sewing pattern

European: 158-46 International: Kids M-Womens XL USA: Juniors 5 - size 16 UK: Teens 13 - size 18 5-12 yr 6mo-4/5yr

Our FABIENNE skirt pattern comes with two silhouettes to choose from: Version 1 is classic and straight, and Version 2 features a gathered balloon hem. We also include two waistband options - with an encased elastic band, or with knitted rib fabric.

We have classified this project as requiring an intermediate skill level. The balloon skirt construction is a fun challenge. But fear not - we have a video tutorial that will lead you through the project, step-by-step.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Recommended Fabric: Jersey. Since this skirt has no closures, it requires a stretchy fabric so the skirt can be pulled up over the hips.

If you would like to use a fabric without stretch, the finished width of your skirt will have to be wider than the width of the wearer's hips, and so you will need to sew a size that is higher than you would normally have chosen.

Seam Allowance: The pattern includes 1cm (3/8") seam allowance

Provided with your purchase:

  • A Test Print document to help you ensure that you will print your pattern in the proper scale;
  • An “eBook”, with step-by-step instructions for sewing your project;
  • An “Overview”, which is a snapshot of all the pattern pieces;
  • The pattern pieces, in two paper size formats: A4 for our European customers, and US Letter for our North American customers. Simply print the PDF for the paper size you normally use.

This pattern includes 10 printable individual sizes:

(Please select your country/region-specific size in the following table / For the equivalent EU size, you will find the corresponding fabric consumption in the measurements table)

Europe (EU): 158 164 170 *34/176 36 38 40 42 44 46
International: Kids M Kids L Kids L/XL Kids XL / Women XS S M M/L L L/XL XL
United Kingdom: Age 13 Age 14 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18
United States: Junior size 5 Junior size 7 Junior size 9 4 6 8 10 12 14 16

 

Required material based on a 1,40 meter (55") bolt: Additionally, the knitted rib fabric waistband option requires 25cm (10") of knitted rib fabric.

Sizes EU (International): Material required:
cm inches
158 (Kids M) 53,0 20 7/8 ''
164 (Kids L) 55,0 21 5/8 ''
170 (Kids L/XL) 57,0 22 1/2 ''
176 (Kids XL) 91,0 35 7/8 ''
36 (S) 95,0 37 3/8 ''
38 (M) 99,0 39     ''
40 (M/L) 103,0 40 1/2 ''
42 (L) 107,0 42 1/8 ''
44 (L/XL) 111,0 43 3/4 ''
46 (XL) 115,0 45 1/4 ''


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How to sew a reversible balloon skirt