142 Old Mexico Dress


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Extra Small to 3X Large.

This 16th-century Spanish colonial style has survived through the centuries in central and northern Mexico as a blouse.  It emerged as a popular dress in the USA in the mid to late 20th century.  This traditional garment was - and still is - a colorful, practical, and comfortable garment to wear.

This sewing pattern is quick and easy to make, with just four pattern pieces. Make it as a below-knee dress or a top-of-the-thigh blouse, then fancy it up with the embroidery stitches on your sewing machine, or with other fun and colorful decoration.

Suggested fabrics: Woven cottons and cotton blends, such as muslin, shirting, batiste and voile (for breezy, airy summer looks), damask, chambray, lightweight denim; rayons; lightweight linen and linen blends; silks and silk blends.

Note:  This pattern does NOT include embroidery patterns or motifs.  If you would like to purchase an embroidery pattern to go with this pattern, we have one available here.

Yardage chart (.pdf)

This pattern is available as a paper pattern or PDF pattern.  This is the Paper pattern (for the PDF version, go here).  


We have a YouTube video on Folkwear's channel showing how to make sure you orient the yoke correctly when sewing the dress/blouse.