Gah, seems like a recurring theme around here…its been a LONG while since my last post. But, it’s not for lack of sewing, more for lack of photographing. I have actually been sewing quite a lot. It’s interesting, because I have been sewing in multiples – I have plenty of fun and not so fun lessons to share. Alas, today is not the day. Do not fear however! I do have something to show you!
So, this weekend, I took Friday off and ran with 12 of my friends in a relay race. We ran 200+ miles in about 36 hours – averaging around 16 – 19 miles each. It’s such a blast – we laugh and run and eat and run and laugh some more. This is the 5th year we have been doing this and I love it. BUT, it was unbelievably hot this year. Seems like Virginia has been having split personality when it comes to spring weather – freezing cold, mild and scorching hot all in the span of a week or two. What’s a girl to do when she just ran 200 miles, it’s hot and she is sore? Sew of course!
Enter the Ogden Cami from True Bias. I saw this pattern a few weeks ago and fell in love. Loose, bare, but not too bare. Perfect for hot summer days and nights. I knew I could sew a bunch of these up for the summer. I bought it and quickly salvaged a wadder i had sitting around. The fabric was a wonderful Japanese double gauze that made me sick to lose. So, this pattern was perfect to use. I’ll post photos soon.
As I said earlier, however, I’m sewing in multiples. So you will see my SECOND Ogden first. Based on my first make, I cut a size 4 vs. a size 6. I think that I could go down to a 2 and it would fit a little better around the bust and side seam area. No mind however – it’s still very wearable. I cut this out this morning, took a shower, and put it on to wear!
Overall, I say cheers to the Ogden Cami! A stylish, quick sew. I love the facings on the whole cami – which elevates from a basic tank. While it will be a good basic, it’s not basic. I can see layering it this summer under cardigans for work or styling more casually for beach and summer wear.