August 17 ~ Back to School Pattern: Frida Dress & Shirt

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Modkid Frida

Modkid Frida by Sascha, Piccoli Piselli

Modkid’s Frida pattern was reviewed for us back in May by Kathie of Ramonster who gave this pattern all 5 stars! We also found this gorgeous version by Sascha who agrees that this pattern is great with clear instructions. The Frida pattern can be sewn as a dress or shirt and includes sizes small (2T/3T), medium (4T/5T) and large (6/7).

Pattern Info:
From the pattern package: Loosely inspired by a Mexican housedress, Frida is feminine, comfy and fun! Open side vents make it light and airy during warmer months and perfect for layering on cooler months. Pattern includes 3 versions in 3 different sizes plus an easy tutorial for a head scarf.

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244 Responses to August 17 ~ Back to School Pattern: Frida Dress & Shirt

  1. Sarah says:

    What a great pattern!

  2. carrot cake says:

    This pattern is so lovely! It’s perfect in every way. Great fabric choices!

  3. Robin E. says:

    I have a preschooler that would look soooo cute in a dress made from this!

  4. Rebekah says:

    Such a fantastic pattern!

  5. Regina says:

    This is really cute! I love the little pockets in the front. I think all clothes should have pockets. I’m still new to sewing clothing so clear instructions for me is a MUST.

  6. Barb Aguiar says:

    I love this pattern! I have two little granddaughters that would love me to make it for them. In fact I have one 7 year old that is learning to sew by herself!

  7. Emily says:

    Wow, that purple version looks really great. I would love to try this pattern.

  8. Mandy says:

    That top is adorable!! My little girl would look so cute in this!

  9. darci says:

    my daughters would love this- great in crazy mixed up fabrics

  10. elana says:

    i love this pattern…especially the pockets. there’s so much you can do with it in terms of fabric.

  11. Kristin says:

    My first little girl is turning three weeks old today … and Oh, the dreaming I’ve done in those three weeks of sewing project just like this one!

  12. PeachRainbow says:

    So adorable!

  13. This is one of my favorite patterns from Patty Young! I would LOVE to make this for my girls!

  14. Dianne McLean says:

    I would love to win this pattern. Here’s hoping!

  15. bearmnt says:

    sew adorable!!! enter me please!!

  16. Jenna A. says:

    This top really caught my eye. I love it! Hope I can win 🙂

  17. Ruth K says:

    Lovely dress. It would be a perfect present for my niece this christmas. Thank you for the chance to enter.

  18. jacqueline says:


  19. Irina says:

    what a beautiful pattern! thanks for the chance!
    I hope I can make a dress like that…

  20. Alexandra R says:

    Wow! I would love a chance to make this pattern- I just may have to copy the shades of purple- that top is gorgeous!

  21. Jennifer says:

    That looks so comfy and cool. It’d be great for our horribly hot summers here!

  22. Amy Craven says:

    SOO cute! Love it. Love the fabric, too.

  23. Jasmine says:

    Wow, I love this pattern in the purple fabrics!

  24. I love everything about the way she made that top–sleeves, colors, selected prints, everything!

  25. Trisha says:

    Wow this is great!

  26. Juliana says:

    Beautiful dress!!

  27. Kate says:

    This is so cute. The fabrics chosen go very well together. I love the little cap sleeves!

  28. Christine says:


  29. Rebekah says:

    Oh I want this! Absolutely darling.

  30. katieska says:

    Fabulous pattern! Love the options — sew cute!

  31. Jody says:


  32. Papgena says:

    Love the pockets!!!

  33. Andy says:

    I love it, but does it come in grown up sizes too?

  34. Very cute soo many options

  35. Lorajean says:

    I absolutely love this!!!!

  36. Beautiful.

  37. Caroline says:

    Cute pattern.

  38. kelli says:

    LOVE IT!!!!! It’s so perfectly kid friendly yet still modern. I would love to win it!

  39. Kim says:

    LOVE this one! Perfect for my little girls 🙂

  40. empirewaist says:

    Very pretty pattern! So glad to see Sascha’s version of the pattern — this should be the cover of the pattern packaging! It’s lovely & really sells the look.

  41. allie says:

    WOW! love this pattern!! Im already dreaming of all the fun color combos this will make!!

  42. carmel says:

    just beautiful!

  43. Jewels says:

    Love this pattern. Really adorable!

  44. Leah says:

    Super Cute pattern

  45. gigi says:

    oh the shirt version does look sweet!

  46. Elizabeth says:

    Love Love Love it. My niece would look so cute in this.

  47. Kristin says:

    How pretty, I love the fabric they used in this picture.

  48. Jen says:

    So cute! I’d love to make this for my daughter.

  49. Michele J. says:

    This would be a super cute top/dress! I love the fabric used in your picture.

  50. virginia says:

    love the pattern and the colors great look

  51. Robin says:

    The top in purple really does look smashing.

  52. Rohaise says:

    Just love this pattern! I want to make both for my daughter. So pretty.

  53. SewSofie says:

    I have been eyeing off this pattern for some time. It is just gorgeous. I guess if i dont win I’ll just have to buy it.

  54. Jodie says:

    I love this pattern – have not found it in OZ yet, but maybe if I won…

  55. Jenny says:

    I would LOVE this pattern, even though my daughter is a 7/8… I do have younger nieces!!

  56. Dianne McLean says:

    This is one sweet little top. I could see myself making one for each of the granddaughters. Thanks for the giveaway.

  57. Shirley Clark says:

    I do love this little top or dress. It could be either. Thanks for a chance to win.

  58. Edris says:

    So cute!

  59. Mama Lusco says:

    Lovely fabrics! Great top 🙂

  60. Suzanne says:

    I would love to try this pattern out. Very cute!

  61. ~Helena~ says:

    Such a cute top/dress

  62. Camille says:

    So adorable! I don’t even have a daughter in that size but I can always save it for when she gets older!

  63. alisha says:

    This is the cutest thing ever!

  64. Liz Miller says:

    Ugh!!! SEEEEWWWWWW CUTE! ;D I love this pattern! I’m all about a dress-ish shirt…I think they look absolutely adorable on little girls! Not to mention the little girls actually look like LITTLE girls in things like this. =) SO adorable! And I heart Modkid…one just can’t go wrong with their patterns. <3

  65. Anne S. says:

    What an adorable pattern! My 6 year old would LOVE it!

  66. Kelly says:

    Ohmygosh!! {swoon} I would love to win this sweet pattern! I’d make my niece some pretty prettiness with it :)~

  67. Rachael says:

    That pattern is super cute!

  68. Christine G says:

    How Sweet :o)

  69. Alyssa says:

    This pattern is so cute! My daughter would love it!

  70. Heidi says:

    How fun, I love the pockets.

  71. Cinnamon says:

    I love the sleeves and pockets on this pattern!

  72. Katie says:

    I have another couple of modkid patterns but I would love to give the Frida a try.

  73. Audrey says:

    LOVE it! So cute and love the versatility too.

  74. Mikaela says:

    This is so cute!

  75. Helena Pope says:

    I love this pattern, it is gorgeous in that color. Would love to make it for my daughter:)

  76. MissMary says:

    two words: very cute.

  77. Heather Bush says:

    awesome pattern. So sweet!

  78. Tara says:

    Lovely pattern! It would be perfect for my new little school-goer too. 🙂

  79. Tina says:

    This pattern looks great. I would love to try this with the purple fabric.

  80. Cricket says:

    Yet another pattern I’d love to make for my girls. Plus, I think Sascha’s version is spectacular.

  81. Oh my…so adorable!

  82. MrsHellbillyHero says:

    Please enter me! I would love to make this for my youngest daughter. How awesome would it be to have that new serger to use too. Whoa!

  83. Kristin M says:

    I have been eying this pattern for awhile! Very cute!

  84. all8garden says:

    I really like the sleeves of the purple version. So cute. Princess #3 likes it and the dress version. Thanks for the opportunity.

  85. Sarah says:

    I love the easy versatility of this pattern. I think of so many fun ways to embellish it, keep it simple, mix up fabrics and on and on…

  86. Georgie says:

    Adorable pattern — I love it made up in these purples!

  87. Melissa says:

    Beautiful! My daughter and niece would love this dress!

  88. Barb says:

    My 3 yr old would love this!

  89. Joy says:

    That’s a really cute top – and I love the fabric combination you used!

  90. WandaFish says:

    I’d love to make this for my daughter 🙂

  91. Natacha says:

    I think this pattern is my favourite in the Back to School ones featured until now. And the purple version is gorgeous!

  92. April Hurley says:

    I love, love, love this pattern!! And my little girl loves pockets!

  93. rachel says:

    cute I hadn’t seen this one!

  94. Heather L says:

    That’s a super cute Frida…love the purples and the sleeves are much more my (daughter’s) style than the ones pictured in the pattern. Thanks for a chance to win!

  95. Zura says:

    I’d love to have this pattern, so cute!

  96. bruinbr says:

    what an adorable top! love those rounded pockets!

  97. Alyssa says:

    Love this!! Almost can’t wait for my baby girl to be big enough!

  98. rose says:

    Lovely – I’ve made too many dresses and jumpers for my tot so it’s shirt patterns like this that I need!

  99. Kari says:

    What a gorgeous dress or shirt! I love patterns like these!

  100. Krystina says:

    I’ve been wanting this pattern for awhile. I love this version!

  101. Becky says:

    Beautiful pattern! I love those little pockets on the front.

  102. Tabitha says:

    I’m just lovin’ all these wonderful patterns!

  103. Molly says:

    So cute! I love it!

  104. Danielle says:

    I love this dress/shirt. I totally want to make one of these right now!

  105. marci says:

    I need this pattern! so cute!!

  106. kari says:

    Such a cute pattern! My girls would love it if I could sew up some clothes for them with this one. 🙂

  107. Tara says:


  108. Alissa says:

    Very cute. This is my favorite spotlight pattern of the month!

  109. Jamilee says:

    Love the rounded pockets!

  110. DebbieKL says:

    Love the flexibility!

  111. Caralee says:

    This looks like one my daughter would love. Love that purple fabric.

  112. Jen Higgins says:

    Oh, that looks so adorable and fun!

  113. Heather says:

    I’ve been eyeing this pattern for a while. I love it!!

  114. tara says:

    I am always looking for patterns for my 3 girls. I like the capped sleeves.

  115. Kadybug says:

    Love it! I had seen the pattern and thought it was interesting…but this is beyond amazing!

  116. Becky says:

    This is a super cute top. With 3 girls and living up in Alaska this would be super cute using some flannels :o)

  117. sarahsic says:

    Adorable! I like the elastic on the sleeves better than the sleeve treatment on the pattern envelope.

  118. Amy says:

    Love, love, love this! It looks like even I could make it, which is a plus! 🙂

  119. annie says:


  120. April says:

    I love the pockets! So cute! My little girl would look so cute in this!

  121. Jennwith4 says:

    I have this pattern and I need to use it again to make tops. The first time I made my girls Easter dresses. It looks so cute in those purple fabrics!

  122. Sil says:


  123. Rochelle says:

    Lovely fabric choices!

  124. Amy says:

    How cute! My daughter loves pockets.

  125. Amanda says:

    I love the fabrics she chose!

  126. Julie says:

    So sweet!

  127. Heather C says:

    so cute. If I had a little girl to dress I would make up a ton of these.

  128. Julie W says:

    Cute, cute, cute!! Love the top and would love the pattern!!

  129. Marsel says:

    This is soooo adorable! My daughter would love it as much as I do…

  130. Charity says:

    Very sweet pattern!

  131. silver says:

    So adorable!

  132. Christie says:

    Adorable pattern! I’d love to win!

  133. Julee says:

    I would love to win this cute pattern! I have a 2 year old that I’ve just begun to start making fun dresses for and this pattern definitely looks fun!

  134. Marcia W. says:

    This is a very cute pattern – can see it for the hot Florida back-to-school weather with bermudas.

  135. Vicki says:

    Super cute! I’d love to win this one!

  136. This is adorable! We have the more traditional mexican house dress sold here in Texas, but I love that this is to modern and hip. My daughter would look super cute in this!

  137. JJ says:


  138. Robin E. says:

    Cute, in so many ways. I’m finding more and more patterns to fall in love with this month.

  139. Marcia W. says:

    This is such a cute pattern. BTW I spotted another cute item earlier this morning at

  140. jes says:

    Love the fabric choices it really shows off the pattern nicely!

  141. Chrissy says:

    Oh I LOVE this pattern! Does the pattern come with the instructions on how to gather the sleeves too? I MUST make this for my little girl!

  142. ErinAnn says:

    Man! I can’t wait until I move so that I can get started on all my cute sewing projects! This would be a fun add.

  143. Maria says:

    Adorable pattern!! My daughters would love this. Thanks for the chance to win.

  144. Jodi says:

    I’ve always loved this pattern. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  145. stacy says:

    Adorable, I love the fabric choices, looks cute and comfortable.

  146. Emily says:

    Ooh, I love this!

  147. Lisa says:

    What a beautiful shirt! I’m intimidated by the pockets though, so I’m glad to hear the instructions are very clear.

  148. Shona B says:

    Such a cute pattern!

  149. Jenn says:

    I would love to win this pattern. Trying to sew more clothes for my daughter this year. This could be a great place to start.

  150. YaYa says:

    I would love to win the serger, I am already a Viking fan and could make my granddaughters all the cute designs you have on your site. My daughters would appreciate the help with school clothes also.
    Thanks for a chance at winning!


  151. teri pastorino says:

    oh my how cute. i have this one written down as a must make. i swear that is my duaghter in the photo, same haircut, same color hair! love the purple version

  152. YaYa says:

    I would love to win the serger, having spent my life in the military, I was not able to sew for my daughter but now I have two granddaughter’s and a grandson I can sew for. The girls are girlie girls and would love some of the ideas your site has shown me. I already have a Viking sewing machine “I love” and a serger would complet my sewing room. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  153. Claire says:

    Too cute!!

  154. Ms. Fine says:

    Love the purples in teh version at the top. I’d love a chance to win.

  155. sarah says:

    This is so cute! Love these fabric choices for a somewhat quieter version of the top.

  156. I have this pattern and the fabric all ready to go. It’s so cute in Freebird!

  157. Kimiko says:

    Oh, I love this one! And I particularly love this version of it. I’ve looked at the pattern many times, but it’s Sascha’s version that finally has me sold.

  158. Julie says:

    Very cute. My daughter would like this.

  159. Tiphaine says:

    just loove that pattern and its 50’s style. I know some nieces taht would love me to make it for them !!!

  160. Shannon H says:

    I just recently discovered ModKid patterns and am wanting every pattern Patty has 🙂 such versital patterns that can easily be worn year round.

  161. Debbie O. says:

    This pattern looks like a fun project!! and so adorable!!

  162. Ann says:

    Would love to make this for my little girl. Love those pockets.

  163. Megan says:

    Perfectly simple, yet darling dress/shirt.

  164. Kimberly says:

    Beautiful version with all that purple!

  165. Kati says:

    Cute! I love the colors/fabrics they picked out too. That is always the hard part for me!

  166. pastrymama says:

    i have been eyeing this pattern for a while and would love to have it in my stash. it’s fabulous!

  167. Mary Read says:

    I love the pockets on this! The patterns seems to give you a chance to be playful with a number of different fabrics.

  168. Mary Beth says:

    I’d love to win this pattern! What a cute way to start the school year!

  169. VickiT says:

    Oh I’ve loved this pattern since I first saw it, but now that it’s been made in purple fabrics, I really love it even more. I have such a weakness for anything purple. LOL

  170. Karen says:

    this is adorable! Both my toddler and my kindergartener would love it!

  171. Shannon F. says:

    This looks doable to adjust to smaller sizes!

  172. helen wright says:

    this is sooo cute!

  173. Melissa Williams says:

    I love this shirt/dress!!!!

  174. Maggie says:

    Adorable! I love the fabric choices.

  175. Lauren says:

    thanks for the giveaway…i would love to try to make one for myself too. haha.

  176. Jen R says:

    What a cute pattern!!!

  177. stephanie says:

    That is adorable!!

  178. Steph W says:

    Very sweet!

  179. wow I would love this one too! Such great stuff this week!

  180. Super cute! I didn’t think about layering it. Most of our months are long sleeve weather, so I’ve been looking for more long sleeve outfits.

  181. Tammy says:

    Oh my! Adorable!!! I like the sewn version much better than the pattern’s version. The pattern’s version(s) are just too busy for me!

  182. Adorable as always.

  183. Karina says:

    What a fun way to play with patterns!

  184. Thais says:

    I love this version of the Frida pattern! I have a 3 year old that would look adorable in this!!

  185. sarah says:

    This is just lovely! I want one in my size:)

  186. What a cute shirt and dress! It looks like fun to sew. Thanks for the giveaway!

  187. This shirt/dress is just darling, a good place to combine some of my favorite prints.

  188. mamabird says:

    This is absolutely adorable!

  189. Sarah E. says:

    I love this pattern!

  190. Valerie says:

    The shirt is cute, but I really LOVE the dress!

  191. Deb DeChurch says:

    What a great pattern! I’d love to win one.

  192. Cute! I would like to win this, please!!

  193. Molly says:

    I’ve had my eye on this pattern for awhile. Love it!

  194. Nicole says:

    Such a fantastic pattern and I love the versatility! Thanks for sharing!

  195. heather b says:

    Very cute!

  196. Pamela says:

    Love this pattern!

  197. Jen says:

    That is such a cute shirt!

  198. Alyson says:

    Very cute pattern!

  199. Kiki says:

    This is gorgeous!!! I’d love to make this top for my girls!

  200. Torill says:

    My youngest daughter is named Frida – I would love to make her a dress from this pattern.

  201. Cherie says:

    Sascha’s Frida is beautiful.

  202. Jessie says:

    Such a cute dress and shirt idea! Very fun, feminine, and yet not fussy – a great school or play outfit.

  203. Sarah Barnette says:

    That is adorable!! Sew Mama finds the best stuff.

  204. Lynne says:

    So cute. I love the pockets!

  205. cute pattern, all the kids clothing is cute. I hope I win.

  206. Elle says:

    So cute! Swooon! I love the sleeves and pockets.

  207. chelle says:

    wow! I so would love to try this one for my girls!

  208. Southern Gal says:

    How stinkin’ cute!

  209. kelly jo says:

    Yay!! How cute is that!! Love the dress!

  210. Cindy says:

    I’ve been eyeing this pattern for a while and haven’t seen a version in the flickr pool that I didn’t like.

  211. Carolyn says:

    Love this pattern!

  212. Jenny says:

    oh goodness, this top is just adorable…great fabric choices!

  213. Heids says:

    Oooh that is lovely – would suit my Miss Grace to a T – would love to win!

  214. Colleen Butler says:

    I love the pattern and the fabric is adorable!
    Thanks for the giveaway patterns – I can use them for my nieces and nephews. My school kids are in college 🙂

  215. This is just darling@

  216. Caroline says:


  217. Lael says:

    so cute!

  218. Catarina says:

    This is absolutely beautiful.
    Love it.

  219. Clara says:

    Love it,love it, love it!!!!! Want it!!

  220. sarah minns says:

    Looks gorgeous with jeans. Thanks for another great giveaway!

  221. Kristy says:

    I love this pattern, why have I not seen it before.

  222. Janet says:

    My girls love dresses with pockets. 🙂

  223. Alice S says:

    I really like the look of the tunic that Sascha made. I’ll be honest, the picture on the pattern doesn’t inspire me to make the top or dress, but this picture does. My daughter would enjoy the pockets on it.

  224. Gill says:

    Great pattern!
    I’d love to win a copy!

  225. Jeni says:

    Super Cute!!

  226. Tracy says:

    I can’t believe I haven’t seen this pattern before. It looks like the perfect dress. I would love to win.

  227. Gail says:

    I love this pattern, how can I purchase it? I’m new to all this blogging!!

  228. Josefine says:

    What a cute dress!

  229. sy says:

    the top is so cute. i love purple.

  230. Cat says:

    Wow, gorgeous pattern! I like.

  231. Jill B says:

    I love it! Especially the freebird fabric that it was sewn in!

  232. Dani says:

    Super cute pattern. My girls would love it! ( me too!)

  233. Pam Owens says:

    Adorable little top. I would love the pattern for my granddaughter.

  234. miktha says:

    modkid sewing patterns are always fabulous. This Frida pattern is different from the other pattern. i like it with the sleeve that Sascha make.
    thank you

  235. Melissa says:

    What a lovely pattern!

  236. corinnea says:

    Very, very cute!

  237. Jen says:

    Very cute! I’d love to make this for my niece.

  238. Laura says:

    Very cute! Would love for a chance to win this one 😉

  239. What an adorable shirt. It’s just the type of thing that my daughter likes!

  240. angelina says:

    i love this photo so so much..xx

  241. Serena says:

    Sascha’s version is lovely. I love the Modkids patterns.

  242. gina snyder says:

    Beautiful pattern! I would love to win this. Patty’s patterns are all so well written!


  243. Erin says:

    I love the versatility of this cute pattern. Would love to sew it for my little girl!

  244. jacqueline says:

    Wouw, love this pattern. it looks like something my own mother made for me when I was yough!

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