Wednesday, May 22, 2019

My fourth Ogden Cami

I don't know why but when warmer temps roll around I get the urge to sew clothing again. I decided to start small with a pattern I've used before in order to give me the least amount of stress possible. I chose the True Bias Ogden Cami and some leopard poly crepe I bought from Blackbird Fabrics during their Black Friday sale last year.

I finally managed to get the fit right on my fourth try. I cut a size 0 for the front and a size 2 for the back in order to accommodate my broad back. My earliest versions were tight under the arms and my third version in size 2 was too loose. I was worried that the fabric would be tricky to sew but it was actually pretty stable and easy to work with. I used a 70/10 Schmetz needle and gutermann poly thread.

Technique-wise the only thing different I did was to use a baby hem because I have never once gotten my rolled hem foot to work properly and trying to do a hand-rolled hem is a huge pain in the ass. It worked pretty well though the hem is slightly wavy in parts. fortunately the print is very forgiving so I don't think you can tell. Because this was my first garment in awhile I cut myself some slack and wasn't aiming for perfection.

I am glad to have a fun new tank for summer and animal print is everywhere right now so it's great to have a wardrobe refresh. I am still doing pretty well with containing the size of my wardrobe but I do like to add a small number of pieces for the season. So far I have sewed this cami and made 2 pairs of leather earrings. I've also purchased one pair of rose gold studs, a pair of white skinny jeans, a white jean skirt, and a striped tee. I have a crochet lace cardigan in progress and would like to sew one more shirt and a dress. For me, I think that containing the number of pieces I want to make per season to just a few is a much better recipe for success than trying to sew a whole new wardrobe all at once.

1 comment:

  1. it looks great! such a good idea to cut different sizes for the back and front. I think about bust darts and SBAs and grading from one size to another but when it's a simple tank you want to keep it.. simple.



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