Wild about Ida


As a Fibremood Ambassador, I receive a preview of the patterns in each issue a few weeks before release with the opportunity to sew up one of the patterns and share it with you on release dayIda from Issue 10 took my fancy.


I decided to sew the top version of the pattern in ponte so I could layer it for Melbourne’s winter.  You may remember this ponte fabric from a dress I sewed last year.  I thought I would be able to cut this pattern out of the scraps… but in the end I had to buy a little bit more.  If your fabric is wide, this is a very economical pattern!


Ida has a lovely deep V in the front…


and the back.  I shared a tip on Instagram recently about how to sew the perfect V… it’s just a matter of drawing in your stitch lines!


My forward shoulder adjustment meant that the front and back Vs were identical, so I just used the same facing piece.  I can’t remember if it was the front or the back… but same, same.


Speaking of facings, these facings were cut from a natural-coloured linen… as seen on my instagram post (swipe to the last photo).  I opted to stitch the facings in place as I have a great dislike of unsecured facings that flap around!


This top is a great addition to my wardrobe.  I really like the style… particularly the cuffs, but if I was being totally truthful, I find the V to be a little wide on my shoulders to be worn on its own.


I’ve already sewn a second Ida, and with a little bit of help from another favourite pattern of mine, I’ve ‘borrowed’ a new neckline that I’m much more comfortable with.  I’ll be back soon to share that pattern mash-up with you.


Pattern:  Fibremood’s Ida which includes a Top and a Dress
Size:  Small
Fabric:  Digital printed ponte from The Cloth Shop
Alterations:  3/8″ (1cm) forward shoulder adjustment
Outfit:  Merino layer from Obus, scarf from Sharon’s wardrobe (via Otto & Spike), jeans from Witchery and boots from Florsheim
Location:  Fletcher Jones Garden, Warrnambool


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