Sandwashed Rayon Ogden Cami
A simple, delicate blouse that looks great on it's own, or under cardigans and jackets!
If you follow makers on social media, chances are you've seen or heard of the Ogden Cami. And for good reason. It is a simple, yet beautiful, cami that even the most inexperienced sewer can whip up. I wish it hadn't taken me so long to join the bandwagon on this one! I can see making this in every color imaginable to wear under all of my hand knit cardigans and sweaters. I think it will even look great under flannels and jean jackets. Really the possibilities are endless...
The pattern itself has only five pieces. The spaghetti straps, the front and back bodies, and the front and back partial linings. I love when I don't have to cut out a million pattern pieces. The design features a soft v-neck in front, and a deeper v-neck in the back...my favorite part! Simple, elegant, and perfectly pretty. The instructions are super easy to follow, and it comes together in record time. I didn't change or alter anything in the pattern, although I think next time I will raise the neckline a bit. I have an abnormally small torso and things usually tend to be a bit more low-cut on me than what the design intends. Even so...this pattern gets 5/5 stars!
For the fabric I used a Sandwashed Rayon from Blackbird Fabrics. Green is my favorite color, and I can't resist a good olive green. The texture of this fabric is what caught my eye right at first, and I love the distressed element. It's visually interesting and I thought it would add just that little something extra to the simple design of the cami. I love the way it turned out! The color is perfect, the drape is out of this world...and the softness factor!?! I wish you all could feel it! It is SO buttery soft!! I do wish it didn't wrinkle as much as it does, but every other aspect of this fabric makes up for that. And it was fairly easy to sew with as well. I think the rayon is a great choice for this pattern...the drape is perfect. The hem though...that was a bit tricky. I am happy with it in the end, but I had to go S-L-O-W. It wanted to warp and stretch, but I didn't let it win... ;) Fabric gets 5/5 stars!
I will definitely be sewing more of these up, especially once the warmer months greet us again. I definitely recommend sewing one for yourself!
Fabric: Sandwashed Rayon from: Blackbird Fabrics
Meters used: 1.5
Size made: 0