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Made by a Fabricista: The Classic Ogden Cami

Happy Saturday loves!

Can you believe we are 19 days into the first month of 2019?  It seems like the first month of the new year is going by so fast.  I am excited about 2019 as I plan to elevate my sewing skills, take more risks while focusing on creating basic versatile pieces. I do plan to learn to hack more pattern and sew from my stash rather than buy every new pattern released.


The weather has been great in South Florida and I couldn't wait to share my first make of 2019, the popular Ogden Cami by True Bias.  This pattern is flattering and versatile for most if not all body types. I love the beautiful shape neckline and the fact that it has NO darts and is great for layering under a jacket, kimono or just on its own. I have now created my 4th and 5th version and definitely plan to make more. (See previous make here and here)


OGDEN CAMI #1: COLOR BLOCK EFFECT!

I opted to use two beautiful earth tone linen color fabric fawn and paprika with no modifications to the length. I love the two color combination and coincidentally, these two colors came to mind as my neighborhood uses similar color palettes.  
Enjoyed wearing this top in during the warm 80 degrees weather in Florida!
For this modification, I added 1/2 inch seam allowance to the center front (#1) and back (#2) pieces and did NOT cut on the fold. I wanted to alternate the colors on the back and front and use the same color for the straps. I also sized up by cutting a 10 instead of my usual 8 as I wanted it a tad bit looser. I am in love with the fit and finish and plan to use the remaining fabric to either make a skirt or shorts to wear in the Spring.
ADDED 1/2 INCH SEAM ALLOWANCE
TURN PATTERN PIECE OVER TO AVOID having 2 RIGHT or LEFT SIDE

OGDEN CAMI #2: SILK AND FEATHER
I wanted to add a basic black silk cami with feathers to my black collection and was inspired by a style moment on Good Morning America (a white silk feather top and black pencil skirt).  
I quickly captured a photo and wanted to create a similar look. I knew this look was easy to make and definitely a staple piece to have.
Perfect look for a date night or a formal theatre event!

At first, I was a bit disappointed that this black cotton silk voile was a bit sheer but ended up loving the way it came out.  Unfortunately, the fabric is sold out but this black satin fabric would work just fine.
I wanted to add 3 rows of feathers (available here on Amazon) but loved it after just adding one. I may add a second row before wearing it again.
For this style, the only modification I made was removing ½ inch from the hem.  I also serged and did a basting stitch ½ from the serged line to ensure that the feather strip was pinned at the same distance all around. 


This pattern has endless possibilities and I plan to wear this black top with a red skirt on Valentine’s day!
I am truly in love with both camis and realize there are so many different ways this basic pattern can be hacked and worn. Thank you so much for reading and don’t forget to stop by my Instagram page and check out photos of my last make “ My classic dress” for a red shoe event.

One Love,

Comments

  1. LOVE your Ogden hacks, especially the 2-tone version. Great job!

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  2. Awesome!love both but I love that you added the farther strips at the bottom. I normally like to wear my tops at hip length and the fathers adds to the length! Genius!

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  3. I love seeing all of your beautiful handmade clothing. You are an excellent seamstress and everything seems to fit so well. Everything you show is so stylish, right down to your shoes. Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration.

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  4. Lovely tops! You are well on your way to a great sewing year!

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  5. The colorblocking is so fabulous, and those feathers just make the black cami! Beautiful!

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  6. I love the color blocking you did! Never thought I'd want to try it myself, but after seeing yours, I'm really inspired! Thank you.

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  7. Love this cami and the color blocking; and the black with the feathers is very cute and chic. Will definitely put this on my To Do List.

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