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Fabienne reversible balloon skirt PDF sewing pattern

How to sew a reversible balloon skirt

Fabienne reversible balloon skirt PDF sewing pattern

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 Medium 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: Medium

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 8 printable individual sizes: 62, 68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98 and 104 (6mo, 9mo, 12mo, 18mo, 24mo, 2yr, 3yr, 4/5yr).

Required material based on a 1,40 meter (55") bolt:

Additionally, the knitted ribbing/cuff fabric waistband option requires 25cm (10″) of cuff fabric.

Sizes EU (International): Fabric Finished length Optional elastic Addt'l elastic
consumption: without waistband waistband (est.) for balloon hem
cm (in") cm (in") cm (in") cm (in")
62 (6mo) 20cm (7 7/8") 16cm (6 1/4") 46cm (18 1/8") 52cm (20 1/2")
68 (9mo) 21cm (8 1/4") 17cm (6 3/4") 47cm (18 1/2") 53cm (20 7/8")
74 (12mo) 22cm (8 5/8") 18cm (7 1/8") 48cm (18 7/8") 54cm (21 1/4")
80 (18mo) 23cm (9") 19cm (7 1/2") 49cm (19 1/4") 55cm (21 5/8)
86 (24mo) 24cm (9 1/2") 20cm (7 7/8") 50cm (19 5/8") 56cm (22")
92 (2yr) 25cm (9 7/8") 21cm (8 1/4") 51cm (20 1/8") 57cm (22 1/2")
98 (3yr) 26cm (10 1/4") 22cm (8 5/8") 52cm (20 1/2") 58cm (22 7/8")
104 (4-5yr) 27cm (10 5/8") 23cm (9") 53cm (20 7/8") 23 1/4")


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How to sew a reversible balloon skirt