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 day. Ida 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
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