A quick holiday post, from the spectacular Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia.
I suspect the True Bias Ogden Cami may be a popular Australian summer sewing pattern with many. I think the sleeveless, casual style & being a pattern for ‘wovens’ makes it perfect for steamy summer days.
This is just another experiment for yet another Ogden Cami Dress ‘hack’ that have been topping up everywhere. Far from perfect but I’ve worn it a few times already, so perhaps a success anyway!
I use the term ‘hack’ loosely. No pattern drafting going on here.
I simply extended the Ogden Cami hemline, flaring it out about 1/2inch on either side from about 1 inch below the armhole.
I flared the lining piece at the sides I don’t think I would I worry about this modification next time as the cinching in of the waist achieve that soft overlay flare anyway.
I attached the lining to the outside of the cami bodice rather than the inside, treating it like an overlay rather than a lining.
I decided where I wanted my waistline to be and allowed for a slight blouson effect.
To create the waistline, I attached bias tape to the inside of the dress. I first stitched along the inside of the bias tape, along the fold line. I pressed it downwards and edge stitched along the other edge of the bias tape.
I left a stitching gap and then threaded some 1/4in elastic into the bias tape channel.
I turned up the overlay and dress hemlines with more bias tape – and hand stitched the hems in place.
Nothing fancy but it’s quite a cute little dress for summer.
Pattern: True Bias Ogden Cami, modified
Fabric: rayon/linen blend fabric on Lincraft