We are very excited to have created an exclusive free pattern for the V&A museum in London to compliment the exhibition Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up.
Our Frida Huipil pattern is inspired by the traditional style of Mexican tunic (huipil) worn by the artist Frida Kahlo.
Essentially these garments are a rectangle of folded over fabric with a hole cut out for the head; the joy of this design is that you add your embellishment whilst the fabric is still flat, making it easy to sew.
There are huipiles in Frida's wardrobe in a variety of lengths, fabrics and designs, decorated using machine chain-stitch, hand embroidery or appliquéd ribbons. There are also examples of 19th-century Mexican huipiles in the V&A collection.
We'd love to see your creations so please post your makes on Instagram with #InspiredbyFrida