A review of Ogden Cami
My summer vibe helped me wiz up not one but FOUR True Bias Ogden Cami’s!
All made from my stash of 1m leftover fabrics. Great for stash busting
I have to say once I did my first one I fell in love with this pattern – yes these are my first ogden’s and yes I think I have been living in a cave to be one of the very few people still left to make this pattern! ?
The pattern based on a height of 5ft 5in. As I’m a short arse 5ft 2in and have a short torso, I had to shorten this by 2 inches but the strap length was perfect on me so no adjustment there (I am broad shouldered) or to the sizing on a perfect 10 ??. I am a B cup and the pattern is for a C cup. So a little room in the chest area, which was perfect as I prefer tops like these to have a bit of room to swing my arms! Those who are above a C will need to do a full busy adjustment (FBA).
For the fabric I used two crepe’s, the floral one which is lightweight from Sew Me Sunshine and a heavier crepe in the green from Sew Over It. The black cami was a cotton voile from Ray Stitch and the navy with splodges is by Atelier Brunette (Moonstone Blue) from Sew Me Sunshine. All were perfect fabrics with great drape for this pattern. Anything lightweight to medium with great drape would work well here.
The floral cami I extended in to a tunic adding 20cm to the length (too short to wear without leggings or shorts or I might keep this as a nightie!). I will definitely make further dresses with extending the length and I will probably go to 30cm to be decent!
An extra pic of the ‘guts’ of the cami’s added – I decided to do extra finishing touches and use some more of my left over fabric by making my own bias binding. Here I bound the hem of the facing instead of hemming. Love the effect and wearing it knowing how beautiful it looks inside too! Another great way to use up those scraps of fabric with contrasting colours. I love how these three turned out.
I know so many people rave about this pattern but honestly it is fabulous, comes together brilliantly and instructions are wonderful. I now can make this without looking after my first one infact! Hope this weather continues so I can wear them on rotation, if not they will be layered up!