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Frida by Designer Stitch

Ann Grose from Designer Stitch* has come up with another beautiful pattern.

The Frida Dress (and Tunic) has just been released, and it is stunning.

Inspired by the Mexican Folk Art style of Friday Kahlo, There is plenty of scope for combining bold fabrics, embroidered motifs, border prints and trims to make a unique garment.

There are options for tunic and dress length, with and without the ruffle.  There are also four sleeve options: long; short; puff and bishop. I sewed up the dress with ruffle, using the bishop sleeves.

Choosing a size was pretty easy for me. All Designer Stitch patterns are based on the same sizing, so I made my standard size 3 bust, size 4 waist and size 5 hip. It's easy to adjust the curve from the bust to the waist. Then I redrew the side seam line, so that the dress would finish at the same width as the size 4.  Given the amount of fullness in the skirt, I probably could have gotten away without grading out at the hips, but I was naughty and didn't make…

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