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Frida Blouse and Dress PDF Sewing Pattern

Frida Blouse and Dress PDF Sewing Pattern

PDF Pattern in sizes 6-30

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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!

Have a look at our Frida Blouse & Dress Pinterest Board and see what everyone’s making on Instagram with the hashtags #soifridablouse and #soifridadress.

Sewing Level

Frida is a Confident Beginner sewing pattern.

Fabric Suggestions

We recommend sewing the Frida Blouse or Dress in light to medium weight fabrics with lots of drape such as rayon/viscose, double gauze, broderie anglaise, crepe or Tencel. Cottons with a soft handle, like cotton voile, lawn or Swiss dot, will also work.

Pattern Sizes & Fabric Requirements

Frida is available in UK sizes 6-30 and is split into two different blocks, sizes 6-20 and sizes 18-30. See the size chart below for details on fabric requirements.

Bundles, Pattern Hacks & Add-On Packs

This pattern is not currently part of any bundles or add-on packs

Tutorials & Sewalongs

You may find the following tutorials useful for this pattern:

Fancy sewing your Frida Blouse & Dress along with Lisa? Check out our two-part sewalong on YouTube (part 1 and part 2).

What will I receive?

The downloadable pattern file contains:

  • Printable PDF Pattern in sizes A4, US Letter & A0
  • Fully-illustrated printable instruction booklet

If you purchase the PDF Pattern + A0 Printing option, you will also receive your pattern printed on A0 paper in the post. Find out more about our A0 Printing Service here.

The Frida Blouse & Dress pattern is either 42 A4/US letter pages or 3 A0 pages (sizes 6-20), or 47 A4/US letter pages, or 3 A0 pages (size 18-30).

What is a PDF pattern?

A PDF pattern is a downloadable pattern that you print yourself at home on A4 or US letter paper.

Choose to add on A0 printing and we will print the pattern on our A0 printers and post it to you so all you need to access digitally is the instruction booklet.

If you're using the A4 or US letter options, simply download, print at home, tape together and let the sewing begin! When you print the pattern, print at 100% (you might have to uncheck the scale box). Print page 1 first, the square should measure 10cm x 10cm. Never used a PDF pattern before and would like some help? Learn everything you need to know in our free tutorial How to Assemble a PDF Pattern

Is this sewing pattern layered?

Yes! This pattern is layered so you can print off just the size(s) that you need. Find out more about layering here.

Like all our patterns, the sizes are nested to make it easier to grade between the sizes, depending on your measurements.

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