The tunic is describes like this;
“The Frida encompasses all things vintage Mexican, Boho, gorgeous textiles and the most amazing trims and embellishments. Frida offers the choice of tunic length, tunic with gathered ruffle, dress with gathered ruffle or full length dress.
Add your choice of sleeve – short, long, short gathered puff or gathered long sleeve bishop to create a unique and on-trend seasonal silhouette”.
So true. There is a lot of options with this tunic/dress. Testers have made Frida in all sorts of styles and combinations. Frida is giving you a great opportunity to get out lots of trims and play around, but as I like my clothes to be more on the simple side, I found a fabric with some boho-feeling to it and omitted trims.
The fabric is from Citystoffer. Unfortunately it is not on their website, since they didn’t have a lot of it. It is a really great sheer cotton/silk blend with the pattern mirrored on either side. Perfect for a project like Frida. Look at the pictures below for details from the back where the mirroring really shows.
Here is an overview of the options. Since I need blouses/tunics in my wardrobe, I chose to make a tunic length top without the ruffles. I would like to wear it tucked in and ruffles don´t tuck in very well.
I love all the sleeve options, but since it is getting autumn really fast here in Denmark, I went with the long Bishop sleeve (reminds me of a peasant blouse, with I really like).
The pattern is so well drafted, everything comes together nicely and the instructions are easy to follow. Ann is very meticulous in her work, making it a pleasure to sew up her patterns.
Definitely more Fridas for me in the future; with all the options given in this one pattern, the possibilities are numerous.
The Frida is on sale until Wednesday the 11th of October.
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