My new favorite Summer dress: My ogden cami hack!

Happy Hump Day! It’s the first week of June – and the hot weather has been showing out! I was totally prepared for this. I mean, I bought the Ogden Cami pattern from True Bias and I’ve already used the pattern twice and my brain is filled with tons more ideas and hacks.

If you have not dabbled in this beautiful world of the Ogden Cami, please do it now! You’re missing out. It’s the best $10 I’ve spent in a long time. The simplicity of the pattern really allows you to be creative with the silhouette and try new things. You can go on Instagram right now and look up #ogdencami and thousands of ideas and images will flood your phone. There’s some with flounces, some that have been hacked into maxi dresses, some that have a split vent in the back. To be honest, everything has been tried. It would be hard to be original, but not impossible. IMG_5241 (1)

For my hack, I used a poplin shirting fabric (perfect and totally breathable) from Fabric.com. It’s by Telio. And I extended the bodice to make a short dress. If you remember from my last post, I measured down to about 32 inches. If you notice, I also have ties on my dress. The original pattern calls to make 2 straps. I made 4 in my instance and made a topstitch finish at the edge of my straps. These are actual ties, not sewn together for an illusion. IMG_5097

I also made a personal adjustment to the lining. I noticed when I made my first cami in a wearable muslin that the lining just BARELY covered my breasts. I extended the lining by 2 inches since I’m well into the D cup area, and this gave me more than enough space and coverage. IMG_5176

I think it goes without saying that I would make this again. I absolutely adore the v-neckline and the I plan to use this year round. A girl can never have too many camis. I think I would like to make one with flounce next time. IMG_5245

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