Sunday, 31 July 2016

Ogden cami - my new favorite pattern!

 I know, I know, I am so fickle, it feels like nearly every pattern I make is my new favorite! I really do love this one though, every True Bias pattern I have made I have really liked. The patterns are drafted well and the instructions are always good. This was a really quick sew and I love the results.

  Initially I had some trouble because the fabric was so thin.



 When I tried stay stitching the neck and arm holes the fabric really puckered up. My sewing machine manual suggested shortening the stitch length, I also changed my needle (I have been on the same pack of needles since I started sewing!!), I whacked the tension right down to 1 - all of this made a tiny bit of difference but it was still puckering. In the end I decided perhaps controversially that I would be causing more harm by stay stitching than I would to just leave it and be careful. I kept the tension and stitch length low and the seams were all pucker-free.

  There isn't really much more to say other than the finish is really nice and I think this will become a wardrobe staple, a couple of these in plain colours and maybe one lengthened to a dress will see me through the summer! The only change I would make is to lengthen it an inch or two.


The little people, dog and I went for a wander down to the boat yard this morning - I forget sometimes how lucky we are to live so near to the sea. 


We struggled to get a good back shot so this one will have to do!


  Thanks for stopping by!

          Su xx



4 comments:

  1. Fabulous, looks so good on you. And agree we are blessed to live by the sea.

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    1. Thank you, it is a good pattern, sometimes I have to remind myself how lucky we are to be costal dwellers!

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  2. Fab top, it looks lovely. Very jealous you have the weather to wear it!

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    1. Thank you! Don't be jealous it has beenovercast and rainy since I took the photos!

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