DIY Navy Camisole – Review of the Ogden Cami pattern

The holiday season is the perfect time to sew something luxurious. To kick off the party, I made a sequin Nita Wrap Skirt and paired it with this camisole in a dreamy textured fabric. To make the camisole, I used the Ogden Cami pattern by True Bias. It is one of those great basics that is super easy to sew and will fit seamlessly into your wardrobe. It has a standard camisole silhouette but is not cut on the bias so you only need a little bit of fabric. The fit is just perfect, not too tight and not too loose. I was a little concerned that I would miss the stretch that a bias cut provides but I don’t miss it at all.

I used a textured navy polyester from The Fabric Store’s LA location. I was looking for something in navy and one of the lovely employees suggested this fabric. It’s a little thicker than the rayon I used for my wearable muslin so it hangs away from the body a bit more. I love the texture of this fabric so much. When I was in the store last month they also had it in a sea foam green color that I’m tempted to go back and get.

To test out the fit, I made a wearable muslin out of a scrap of black rayon. It drapes well and is comfortable against the skin. My bust is 38” and the size 10 is made for a 37.5” bust. So I cut a size 10 and added 1/4” to front side seams (1/2” added total). I also added 1 inch to the length for a finished length of 24”. As I said earlier, the fit is perfect. I wouldn’t change a thing.

The fit of the wearable muslin turned out perfect. I've been wearing it underneath sweaters as an extra layer that won't show at the neckline. I hate how t-shirts always show at the neckline when wearing a crewneck sweater or sweatshirt. 

The neckline is finished with a facing which I feel like I see less often these days. But the facing is an ideal way to finish a v-neck and this one is drafted long enough that it doesn’t flip up or cause any weird bumps. The facing is not interfaced making for a very light garment.

Look at the deep V in the back! It's so perfect. Deep enough for that extra sexy look but not at risk of flashing your bra. 

I’d love to try this pattern lengthened into a dress. Ever since I found a comfortable strapless bra a couple of months, I’ve become quite confident wearing strappy styles. This style as a dress would be perfect summer, which in LA is always just around the corner. I'm so glad to have the Ogden Cami pattern in my arsenal. It's such a classic and so easy to make. I'm sure that I'll be using it again.