The Frida Blouse & Dress is easy to wear, comfy yet sophisticated. Inspired by the peasant style blouses and dresses worn by Frida Kahlo, it suits all shapes and ages. We wanted to create a simple sewing pattern that works in different types of fabric. Make it in cotton for a boxy shape or in drapey fabrics like viscose and Tencel for more movement, especially in the dress version.
Frida features a front and back yoke, with pleats on both sides of the bodice and a choice of two sleeves: a simple short sleeve for warmer weather or a long one with fuller gathers at the shoulder and elastic at the wrists, perfect for autumn and spring. The blouse looks great over jeans or smart trousers like our Ultimate Trousers and the dress can be made in a mini or midi length. Wear it with sandals or pumps in the summer or with tights and boots in the autumn.
Make your Frida in a fun patterned fabric or use a plain one to highlight the pleat details and add a statement necklace for a smarter look. You can also have fun customising Frida with embroidery, ribbon or piping around the yoke to make your peasant style blouse and dress truly unique!