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.

Visit the V&A website to download the pattern and make your very own huipil 

We'd love to see your creations so please post your makes on Instagram with #InspiredbyFridaAlice & Co Patterns at V&A Frida Kahlo Making Herself Up Private View

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