Tank Top Sewing Pattern Review: Ogden Cami by True Bias

Pattern: Ogden Cami by True Bias

Figure Type: Any (pattern goes up to size 18)

Fabric: Lightweight wovens, including linen, rayon, crepe, challis, voile

Amanda’s Review: I sewed mine up in a straight size 14 and needed no fit adjustments, though I did slightly widen the straps (by 1/2″). I wasn’t sure I’d like this pattern on me – I was worried I would feel overexposed, particularly at the neckline. But gladly, I didn’t! The tank front comes up quite high (where it meets the straps) and provides ample bra coverage.

The dip is a bit more dramatic in the back, but I don’t mind that either – it’s perfect for summertime. I think the finished tank creates a slightly more elegant silhouette…total date night material. Bonus points: the pattern sews up super quick and with not a lot of fabric. And the facing provides extra coverage if you’re hoping to use a semi sheer.

I loved the pattern so much, I immediately made three, all from scraps and stash fabric (I had to crop a few to make my available yardage work). I have one more in mind – I’m planning to rework a boxy top into a cami.

Jill’s Review: I cut a 4 and made it with no fit adjustments. Like Amanda, I did widen the straps a bit and it covers the bra straps well. This pattern is built for a C cup and I was worried it might be too big and baggy. I wasn’t in the mood to do a SBA so I went ahead and made it up as is. And, it really looks nice, I don’t think I’ll ever do a SBA, just doesn’t really call for it, at least for me.

I did French seam the top through out, keeping the inside nice and clean. The fabric is Meadow Dim from Art Gallery fabrics. I had a 1 1/2 yards and I used less than a yard. It is a really great scrap buster.  I made this over the weekend and total it took 3 hours. That includes dinner, fittings, French seams etc. Not bad for a chic top that I will wear over and over. I absolutely plan on sewing more of these.

There is now a kids size version which I think I may get the pattern. There’s a little person who would look adorable in a dress sized version of it!

 

Jills Ogden Cami

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