I have jumped onto the Ogden Cami bandwagon… and it feels like an exciting bandwagon to be on! The Ogden is of course the wonderful little Cami with spaghetti straps from True Bias. I think it’s been the simple flattering shape, and the professional finish that’s made it so popular… oh and the fact you can squeeze one out of very little fabric!
Now I’m not one to wear a top with straps like this as a standalone top, but I can really see the layering potential for this… plus who doesn’t want the perfect pattern to use up all of those odds and ends scraps!!
I decided to jump straight in and make it up with some scraps from a skirt I made around a year ago (yeah I horde odds and ends!) using my bust measurements as a sizing guide. Because, let’s face it that’s the only place this fits due to the flared pattern!
I definitely don’t like how low the back is… or rather, the fact that you can see my bra straps at either side. Now I have already shortened the straps by a good inch because I have a bit of a small body. I’m not sure whether I need to adjust the v here or whether… which I suspect is more the answer… I need to go down a size or two… why do I think this?
I really love the inventive way that the lining goes in and the straps are attached!! True Bias really are a good pattern company… just putting that out there as it sounds like I’m really slating the pattern. I’m not, it’s just this version isn’t one of my best makes and I’m very critical when it comes to makes…
But i still reckon I can get a lot of wear out of this one… but will I choose to pull it out of the wardrobe at all? Well… I’ve no idea so I guess you have even less. But yes… of course I will be making this pattern again!!