Ogden Cami by True Bias

Being a relatively new ‘dressmaker’ (I have made things for years, just not clothes for myself!) I am a little late in discovering the Ogden Cami by True Bias.  Well, what can I say, it is one of my favourite finds.  Brilliant for layering and dressing up or down.  The Ogden Cami has a beautiful v neck (my favourite neckline) on the front and back, spaghetti straps with a loose flowy fit.  It is a truly versatile top and a tip is to sew in a label or something to identify which is the back and which is the front.

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I made mine from a gorgeous oxblood red, soft, drapey peachskin fabric bought online from The Fabric Room. for just £2 a metre!!! All of their fabric is well priced, the only stipulation is that you have to buy 3 metres at a time and the prices shown are before VAT.

I made sure I was really careful when cutting out as it was a bit slippery.  I must admit I was a little nervous when it came to sewing the top together, then my fears came true, my machine just would not sew any stitches unless I placed another fabric on top! Major frustration and headache, I re-threaded my machine and tried again with no luck.  I had changed the needle recently so I didn’t think for one minute that could be the reason, I had nothing left to try, I changed the needle and voila, problem solved!

The instructions were easy to follow and the top came together fairly quickly. I lengthened the bodice by an inch as I do with most tops. The straps took a little time to turn with a safety pin, I have since bought a loop turner which has been a total game changer. The cami is a beautiful light, floaty top – perfect.  I can see many more in my future, it is a great stash buster!

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