Are YOU looking for the perfect tank top pattern to make for yourself? Look no further than the ever-stylish Ogden Cami by @TrueBias.
This simple & quick sewing pattern is ideal for any level sewist and is a great opportunity to play with different fabric types too!
I made this Ogden Cami 3 different ways:
1. The Summer Wardrobe Staple
Right when I was about to start off my experience making my first Ogden Cami muslin I decided *not* to make a muslin. Instead a grabbed a slightly stretchy chambray from my stash and decided to make a wear-able muslin and hope for the best!
Now I know it’s always recommended to make a muslin first to test size & fit but I just couldn’t resist just diving in! I got lucky and loooove how it turned out!
This blue chambray tank top is now one of my absolute favorite tops to pair with fun bottoms, as modeled here with my signature scallop-edge shorts!
I used this experience to expand my sewing knowledge and learn how to do that “French Seam ” that I keep hearing about. Have you heard of a French seam? If not, I’ll tell you about it! (If you are all thinking like “OK Em! everyone knows how to do a French Seam!” then go on ahead and scroll down to the next part!)
A French Seam is a super classy way to finish off your raw edges. There are a few different ways to finish raw edges (overlocker, zig zag stitch, etc) but I think the French Seam is my new favorite and definitely the fanciest! I learned how to do the French Seam the way I learn most things: the internet taught me. You can find the exact tutorial I used here. Basically, you sew the seam with wrong sides together, and ten flip it and sew it with right sides together! Magic!
2. The Sassy Pop of Print Cami
For my next Ogden Cami I decided I needed a bit of pizzaz! I decided to use the Art gallery Fabric Rayon called Everlasting Imprint from the new Kushukuru collection!
I followed the pattern as stated for this one and love the lightweight feel of this high quality rayon!
3. The Trendy Pattern Hack Maxi
I’ve been trying to decide which dress to wear to my friend’s upcoming wedding for months now and I finally determined that the best thing to do would be to make my own dress! Of course, with my newfound love & adoration for the Ogden Cami, I figured, how hard could it be to make it into a dress? and then I found this tutorial by Indie Sew and saw how she did it and had to do it for myself too!
I kept the top back the same as the pattern but and the only real changes I made were to slim in at the waist and lengthen the hem. The fabric I chose is also rayon, this one by FIGO Fabrics from their Rollakan collection! I actually made a few projects with Rollakan earlier this year and am officially obsessed! (see the pillow I made here!)
When deciding how long to make the dress, I figured I might want to wear heels with it so I added a few extra inches. From the V of the neckline to the hem measures 50 inches (for reference, I am 5’4″ and my heels were about 2″ tall).
Which of these 3 versions of the Ogden Cami do you like the best? I hope you are now inspired you to make one of your own! You can grab the Ogden Cami pattern here!
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