The Ogden Cami
Posted on Sunday the 5th February 2017 by Alison Jane
I am very late to this pattern as everyone seems to have made it already but I am so very pleased I finally got there.
Having made several camisole tops before and not really finding ‘the one’, this cami ticked all the boxes and I know there will be many more looking for space in my undies drawer.
The Ogden Cami Pattern is by True Bias. It's a really straightforward pattern with very few pieces and excellent instructions.
I made two, both in gorgeous soft and drapey polyester, one black and one grey. They can be made from less than a metre which means it's a great stash buster and I might even consider a silk version.
The Polyester Fabric was gorgeous to sew with and is very soft and fluid and gentle to wear. Perfect for this pattern in fact.
The cami has deep facings and the spaghetti straps are cleverly caught in between.
The instructions for this part of the make are really thorough and the only problem I had was trying to use the Prym Loop Turner!
The straps are sewn together lengthways and then turned inside out like rouleaux loops.
Having struggled for ages with the loop turner, I used a chop stick and turned them really quickly!
It's most likely operator error, but I found the tool really frustrating as the little hook at the end kept slipping off! Please leave me a comment if you know what I am doing wrong!
The sizing on this pattern was spot on for me, with the length being perfect too.
These cami’s are perfect for layering during the winter and in the summer, would make a perfect top for the hotter months with jeans and skirts or even under dungaree dresses. So very versatile.
I would like to lengthen the pattern as well and make a knee length petticoat. And of course, in gorgeous Rayon Fabric or Lawn Fabric, it could be hacked into a fabulous summer dress for hot seaside holidays.
So a highly recommended make, lovely pattern, beautiful fabric and new skills learned,