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Frida by Designer Stitch


Designer Stitch has done it again! A comfy woven dress that is stylish to wear anywhere. I could not be happier with my two Frida dresses. The dress is inspired by vintage mexican but has such a modern, trendy vibe.  

Frida Dress option, Bishop sleeve without elastic


It is tough to pick a favorite out of these two. They're like my two adorable kids :-) I love both of them equally. Both dresses have a history behind the fabrics that makes each one special in their own way. The oatmeal & black one is made from fabric for an Indian salwaar kameez that was gifted to me by my MIL. She had one tailor made for herself and really liked the fabrics and bought one for me. The set came with embroidered fabric to make a long tunic/top, harem style pants, and a long scarf. I used each of the fabrics in a different way and came up with this. It is LOVE! 
Frida Dress option

Frida back view 

The Frida pattern comes with 3 lengths, 4 sleeve options, and an optional ruffle at the bottom. There are plenty of places to add trims and embellishments for your own unique spin.  

Frida dress with short gathered sleeve

This black & white one was made from a dress I had purchased long ago that didn't fit well and was already in donate pile. I thought this would make a wonderful Frida. The skirt embroidered fabric is from the dress, and the bodice fabric I used is leftovers from my DD's first birthday dress! It is special for sure. Here is my little cutie wearing it on her special day :-) 



So in the end, I end up with two stylish, special dresses made from things that hadn't spiked my imagination in ages. So, what will Frida do for you? Would this make you look at something you already own in your closet or shelf in a different light? Or, would you make something to recreate a look you saw on pinterest? 


Those sweet pintucks! 


Frida provides you various opportunities to use trims and embroidered fabrics on the bodice, sleeve, hem! It is an awesome avenue to be creative and make your own unique look. I have loved every tester version that I've seen. You certainly don't HAVE to use embroidered fabric, you can use any wovens. I know at least one person actually hand embroidered her dress! It came out so sweet. 





Here is my affiliated link to the pattern if I have inspired you to make yourself a Frida by DesignerStitch 

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