The Ogden Camisole has been hailed on social media as a super pattern. This marvelous creation that sewing bloggers make in multiples. How could I resist?
Wish I could say it was a piece of cake to make. I can’t.
My first attempt I can probably blame the fabric. A lightweight ultra slippery satin type material. It was impossible to cut the pieces symmetrically as the fabric would not lie still. I must have misunderstood the sizing as the top came out ginormous.
My second attempt, the fabric was easier to work with but even after scaling down two sizes – the top was still huge.
This was my final version in a light green cotton. Made sure I watched a few You Tube tutorials so I was comfortable with the steps. And glad I did that as I missed a few nuances like the sewing of the facing to the seam. I took yet another two sizes off and the top still had to be adjusted. Also battled to get the straps to fit nicely. They’re a bit bunched up.
Having said all that, now that the top has been adjusted, I love that it has a bit of swing at the hip. I’m a size 12 on top and a size 14 around the hips. (Grown a bit since I started this blog.) I love that the straps are wide enough for wear a bra underneath. And the half lining also helps smooth out bra lines.
Now that I’ve finally got this pattern waxed – am ready to make the the other sewing bloggers and make a few of them.
Have a great green week.