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