Day and Night Basics - The Ogden Cami

Hey there!

Happy first day of Me Made May, everyone! Are you participating? If so, let me know in a comment below and leave me your instagram handle (if you have one) so I can see all your outfits this month! I'm @palindromedrygoods on Insta, if you'd like to follow along with me.

I've recently been sewing more indie sewing patterns (like the moji pants, and this henley for my husband) and this indie pattern is one I've fallen deeply, deeply in love with. The Ogden Cami by True Bias, you guys, is exceptional. It's easy to construct, takes less than 1 yard (in my size, at least) and can be hacked in so, so many different ways (look here if you want more ideas for Ogden pattern hacks).   

One of my favorite parts about this top is that it can go from day to night super easily. For the nighttime look of the Ogden I made out of this lovely rayon challis from The Tin Thimble. Don't forget you can use code "PALINDROME" to get 10% off your order of sewing supplies if your order, because I love you guys. And you keep coming back to read, so it's my way of saying thanks.

Anyway, I also made the whole shirt 2" shorter, and added a 2" ruffle. Well, let's be specific here for a moment, in case you'd like to add the same ruffle to your Ogden. I cut 2" off the front and back pieces. The piece I cut for the ruffle was 3" wide x 1 1/2 times the diameter of the bottom of the blouse. I finished the bottom of the ruffle with a 1/2 hem (1/4" rolled twice) and sewed the ruffle onto the top with a 1/2" seam. 

It's flouncy, and the fabric gives it a lot of body, which I love. It's simple and understated and I think it would be great to wear with statement jewelry.

The daytime version of this blouse is made with this Rifle Paper Company rayon by Cotton + Steel Fabrics.  I purchased both this fabric and the Ogden cami from Urban Sewciety in Westfield, New Jersey, and if you find yourself in that area you should stop in.

This top is going to be so great when the weather heats up and will pair great with shorts, skirt and jeans alike. Speaking of which, I have some new me-made shorts and skirts that I can't wait to share with you guys. Let's say there may or may not be some seer sucker involved...

I've also started sewing labels into each of my handmade pieces and it makes them feel SO much more special? Why is that? Why have I never used my labels for my own clothing before?? It's such a special touch and it makes me feel uber professional. 💁🏼‍♀️

Thanks for stopping by today, you guys! I have lots of new me-mades to share with you so you'll be hearing from me again soon. 

If you haven't made an Ogden Cami yet, do it! If you're a beginner, this is a great project because it covers a lot of techniques and will teach you a lot. If you're an intermediate or advanced sewist, you'll be able to make one in under two hours, heck, under an hour. It's a quick sew, pinky swear.

I can't wait to see what the sewing community comes up with for this month. I'm already inspired.  See you all soon!

Thank you so much for reading. xoxo


Other details: Sewn with my Janome HD3000. Pink and blue jeans by Lucky. Black heels by Sam Edelman. White sandals from Target. Silver bar necklace from here

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