The Frida Dress all started with this clay sculpture my husband brought me back from Portland, Oregon.
Then I picked my fabric, Alexander Henry’s Fabric.
I took a pole in our Facebook group Sew Fun, Sew Dayton about what dress I should create. My Friend Sarah sent me this picture of Frida. The fabric was too stark white for me so I coffee stained it with used grounds from Press Coffee Bar. If you go to Press stop by Sew Dayton and see us. We are just 2 doors down.
A lovely customer sent me tickets to the Frida and Diego Art exhibit in Detroit. Then I sketched my dress out. For mothers day my lovely husband said I could do what ever I wanted so I chose to create my Frida Dress. I used my new ruffler foot, a vintage 1940s drop waist pattern for the bodice, engineered it all to be one piece with a side zip. Below is me on the left next my inspiration.
The Dress was also on the runway at Dayton’s Ladyfest.
Behind the scenes shot, this is me and my best friend from high school Colleen at Detroit’s DIA Frida Diego show.