The Ogden Cami
You guys this my first official post on the blog of a me made clothing item using a pattern from an indie designer. As you may know, this year I wanted to incorporate patterns from other designers into my wardrobe. I purchased the True Bias Ogden Cami pattern from Indiesew. They have many different PDF patterns from Indie designers available on their website. It was so easy to find a pattern and print it out at home.
The True Bias Ogden Cami has been on my wish list for awhile now. The construction of the tank top was super easy but I did find that I struggled putting the straps on without twisting them. I had to adjust the straps once or twice since I managed to twist them several times, even though I was trying to be careful when pinning them in place. The steps to the pattern were easy to follow and illustrations were quite helpful.
The pattern has a beautiful V shaped neckline and deep V back. It is quite gorgeous! The shape of Ogden Cami is wide at the bottom which makes the tank top quite flowy. I usually prefer a more narrow fitted shape for my tank tops with darts but you can easily tuck it into your jeans or skirt and style it with blazer to create a more fitted shape. I did have concerns when I purchased the pattern about the V neck at the front. This shape usually does not work for my figure (i.e. larger chest size) but it turned out pretty great. I do have to say that facing piece could be made longer to accommodate that extra space that is needed. For my next Ogden Cami, I will certainly extend the length of the facing piece.
Overall, I am very happy with this make and the floral print adds such a burst of colour to this dreary month of February! I know that I’ll be making use of this top a lot over the spring and summer months. I would highly recommend this pattern!
Many of you may recognize this beautiful rayon fabric from Riffle Paper Co from a haul last summer from a Canadian fabric store called Weave and Woven. I had made a scrunchie out the fabric last summer and this tutorial seems to be one of the most loved posts on blog. The print is called birch floral in navy which is the riffle paper co fabric by cotton and steel that I absolutely LOVE! It was a scrap end that I purchased which was just about 1 yard in length. I knew that I wanted make a tank top using the Rifle Paper Co fabric, but the Ogden Cami required a bit more yardage as it required a lining piece around the neckline . So, I decided to use a dark blue fabric to line the tank top which worked out perfectly!
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