Flower power


With several other enthusiastic Melbourne sewists, I ventured to the Obus fabric and clothing clearance sale in Brunswick in January 2019.  I picked up a few gems, including a 95cm cotton French terry remnant in a fabulous floral print.  It wasn’t enough for a jumper, so it sat in the ‘too hard’ stash for 18 months.


After sewing my first version of Fibremood’s Ida Top, and finding it a little wide on the shoulders, I remembered how much I like the neckline on True Bias’ Lodo Dress (sewn here and here).  Cue an light bulb moment… what if I used the Lodo neckline on the Ida pattern?



Let’s just say… my vision was realised and I’m thrilled with this pattern mash-up.


Like with the Lodo Pattern, I used woven fabric for the neckline facings.  In my opinion, you can’t go wrong with a touch of Nani Iro fabric to elevate a make!


Pattern:  Fibremood’s Ida Top with a True Bias Lodo Dress neckline
Cotton French terry from a Obus clearance sale
3/8″ (1cm) forward shoulder adjustment and a switch of necklines as indicated in the pattern information.
Accessories:  Boots from Obus, jeans from Witchery and scarf from Manteau Noir.
Location:  Warrnambool


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