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Ballet Bow Skirt PDF Sewing Pattern • FREE

Ballet Bow Skirt PDF Sewing Pattern • FREE

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The Ballet Bow Skirt is the definition of simple, classic and feminine. The elastic waistband makes this an easy to sew staple for seasoned makers and a perfect starting project for beginners. Two dramatic side slits are secured with fully functioning bows. Constructed from simple rectangles and finished with self-enclosed seams this skirt does not require a printed pattern or serger. The lengths, side slit size and bow placements are all suggestions. Please use this pattern as a guideline and jumping off point to create the skirt of your dreams. Plié away!

With all Matchy Matchy sewing patterns, we’ve designed the The Ballet Bow Skirt to have simple shapes and easy construction to take the overwhelm out of sewing and to help you find the joy of discovery.

Morgan is 5'9"

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Sizing and fabric requirements

Included with download

The listing comes with 2 PDF downloads:
• Sewing Instructions (including cutting measurements)
• Mood Board

Please note: There is no printed pattern included with the download. All of the pattern pieces are square and we wanted you to save on printing paper :)


Beginner: techniques include elastic waistband


• coordinating thread
• 1.5" (4 cm) elastic

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Our hand picked triple washed linen is perfectly soft and fluffy with a dreamy cloud like texture — refreshingly touchable and highly sewable. 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Beautiful; Adjustments to the Elastic May be Required

I really, really like this pattern-- it's simple enough for a beginner like me with major pay-off! I will say though-- use less elastic than called for. My waist is 41.5" and I overlapped it by an inch and a half. It was so loose it was around my hips and about to fall off. It MIGHT have been my elastic, which was a "soft" elastic, but I wound up taking a few inches off. I'd recommend subtracting 2" off your waist measurement, insert the elastic without cutting it, overlap 1" and pin and try it on before you cut and sew your elastic. I'd like to see a hack of this on a blog post about how to make this without elastic, because I think that structure would be a little nicer. I will also play around with a much thicker and wider elastic. I have several more versions of this skirt planned-- it's a winner for sure!

Annamaria Lu
I’m making this again and again!

This was such a cute and fast sew! I cut into some precious woven Indian ikat fabric for it and could not be happier with the result. I made it for Pride and got so many compliments on it asking where I got it. I told them all I made it, and many people wanted one!

I plan on making this in some other lovely fabrics I have laying around that I think suit the pattern.

Easy to follow pattern

This was my first time sewing a pattern by matchy matchy sewing club and i found the instructions really easy to follow. I made my skirt using viscose i already had in my stash and its lovely for summer, i think linen or cotton would be best though to show off the bows. The only adjustment i made was to smooth out the gathered fabric on the front waistband and secure in place so all the gathers were around the back and sides but thats just personal preference on how i wanted ut to look.

Nicole Barolo
Easy Summer outfit with coquette vibes!

I immediately loved the look of this skirt bottom and I thought it would be so cute hacked into a dress.
I used a Cami pattern that I already owned and made it the breeziest summer dress from a $3 thrifted bed sheet. I LOVE Matchy Matchy Sewing Club patterns! Always clear and easy to follow.

The love for the second sight

Honestly, I didn't think this pattern would be my cup of tea. But then I told myslelf: It's free, what can I lose, let's do this! I chose the Ray Chestnut cotton stripes from Atelier Brunette and guess what? I love it! I only rated 4/5 because I miss pockets in the default version. Otherwise it is beautiful, easy-to-sew project that everybody should try for this summer. Thank you, Matchy Matchy Sewing Club <3