Fibremood Ida

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This is the Ida top by Fibremood, but lengthened into a dress.

The Ida is a loose cut top and two V necklines, one at the front and one at the back. I choose to wear the slightly deeper one at the back.

Both ‘Vs’ finished with nice deep facings.

Simple square cuffs finish the grown on sleeves.

I went with the size 10 ( sized down ever so slightly) lengthened to match a RTW dress I own. However on finishing and trying it on with the wide belt (copied from my previous Nikau Dress), the resulting frock was much too short and also too tight around my hips for elegance!

So I chopped of the bottom and now it is an Ida top!

Fortunately I had plenty of snake skin print fabric. I had been given the fabric by Minerva in lieu of a posting on their site. I had ordered plenty as I had hoped in making a big swishy dress in it – but we all know how that idea worked out!!! See my style blunder here

So off I went again, widening by an inch from the waist down, both sides.

I really wasn’t sure about the fabric when I first received it, but I love it now!!

It would really benefit from a couple of bra strap retainers to keep the shoulders exactly in place and not falling back or front, or side. πŸ™‚

I’ve seen these nifty prym bra clips which I fancy far more than sewing on tiny press studs. And I don’t mind having to use them. I doubt many would get away without, with such a neckline.

It definitely ( in my case) needed the belt, which in itself looks like I have an anaconda wrapped around my waist.

In the dress version I choose not to interface the sleeve cuffs, which look better for the dress version I think.

Another comfy but slippery number.

Love, Lucie xx

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