It has been a long long time since I last posted and about a year since I picked up my fabric and sew again. It feels really good to be able to add more me-made pieces to my wardrobe! I have since tried sewing with commercial sewing patterns and am pleased with what I’ve tried so far. Let’s not jinx myself. One of my favourite to sew with is the highly raved Ogden Cami by True Bias. It requires about 1m of fabric (which makes it an excellent stash buster), and has a rather straight forward construction. On days when I want to sew something quick and beautiful, Ogden is definitely it!
Though I LOVE the look of Ogden, it took me 2 muslins and 2 more makes, to get the right fit. Here’s what works for me, so far:
- Size 12 bodice, with Size 10 straps
- Sew the shoulder straps with 1/8″-1/4″ seam allowance instead (which gives at least a 1.5cm strap that is wide enough to hide the bra strap)
- Take in 1/8″ at side seams on both front and back pieces (total of 1/2″)
- Add 12cm down center front of lining so that it doesn’t cut mid-bust
Now that I figured out the cami, it’s time to tackle the bodice for the Ogden cami hack dresses. It’s such a versatile base pattern, with lots of design variations. Check out The Cut One Pair List of Nine Hacks!