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Another Mini Ogden and a patternless skirt

A few months ago I sewed Clare a True Bias Mini Ogden cami and a patternless skirt.  So here they are!

pattern free skirt in scuba and True Bias Mini Ogden Cami in foiled linen

The cami was sewn from gold foiled linen and that stuff creases like all hell and shows every single fold line. This had been ironed, but then folded and put away in her drawer – and check those fold marks! Not a practical fabric. As a general thing I am an ironer – I think that most clothes look better ironed – but honestly, the requirements of that linen are ridiculous.

pattern free skirt in scuba and True Bias Mini Ogden Cami in foiled linen

I’ve reviewed this pattern before  and still like it.  In my opinion it would be better with a full front lining instead of the partial one included in the pattern – I’ll remember to do that the next time I sew it.

pattern free skirt in scuba and True Bias Mini Ogden Cami in foiled linen

I attached the straps where Clare found them the most comfortable, but think that they look a bit close to the centre in this photo. This is a garment that looks better in real life than it does in the photos – and I think it also looks better untucked. But if it was untucked you wouldn’t be able to see the waistband and pleats of the skirt!

pattern free skirt in scuba and True Bias Mini Ogden Cami in foiled linen

The skirt is scuba, and sewn without a pattern. I cut a waistband the length of Clare’s waist measurement, double the finished width plus seam allowances, and encased elastic the same waist measurement inside. The skirt is the full width of the fabric cut to the length that Clare specified. It was sewed into a tube and quarter marked. I quarter marked the waistband as well, pinned it to the skirt, then played around with pleats until everything was pleated together and looked okay. It’s a little fiddly but appears to turn out okay. Because it’s a stretch fabric it’s easy for her to get on and off, and it sits very comfortably around her waist. Because it is scuba there is plenty of volume. And no hem required.

pattern free skirt in scuba and True Bias Mini Ogden Cami in foiled linen

Pretty easy really!

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One thought on “Another Mini Ogden and a patternless skirt

  1. The top is lovely but I absolutely ADORE the skirt. I’m inspired…..that’s one of the nicest skirts I’ve seen and you did it without a pattern. And I love working with scuba. I am going to copy 😊!!

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