Oh heyyy, long neglected blog! I could ramble off a million excuses of why I haven’t been sewing or blogging much but, ya know, life and whatevs. Anyways, I actually did sew something in August and I’m finally blogging about it. CliffsNotes version: I made the Ogden Cami in a silk crepe de chine and it’s awesome.
Also, I’m trying a little bit of a new format for pattern reviews so lemme know what you think!
Pattern: True Bias Ogden Cami
Fabric: Silk Crepe de Chine from Fancy Tiger Crafts. I haven’t sewn with much silk before and I’m officially a convert! I want all the silk things now… I just don’t want to dry clean or hand wash them.
Size: I cut and sewed a straight size 4 which fit my bust measurement. My measurements fluctuate around 34 bust, 26 waist, 36 hips and the size 4 is pretty spot on for me.
Thoughts: I really like the Ogden Cami pattern! The soft V shape in the back is super flattering and the partial lining makes this shirt feel like a RTW garment. The back V makes it a little tricky figuring out front from back while getting dressed half asleep in the morning, so I added in a custom Sewbon label. I have 300 labels from Dutch Label Shop and they will probably last me a lifetime… or easily until I rebrand.
Next Time: I would add another inch or so of length to the cami since I like my shirts long and I would also lengthen the partial lining too since it is hitting a little high – it sort of bugs me that I can see it in the pictures. Although, I’m pretty sure it’s my mistake with questionable seam allowances. YOLO sewing and all. Also, I also would use a blind stitch on the hem or actually match my thread color.
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