I was really sad when I missed last years Ogden Ida Swap. By the time I discovered it’s existence it was too late to sign up. I made sure to follow it’s organizers so I wouldn’t miss it the next go round and I’m so glad I did because it was such a fun experience.
The Ogden Ida Swap is such a great sewing event because its super simple to participate in. You choose whether you want to make an Ogden Cami or Ida Clutch (or both) for the swap and you are paired with someone who picked the same. You make the item(s) of your choice using materials from your stash and send them to your partner. In return, you get a surprise garment made by another sewist in the community! It’s so fun receiving something made by someone else. Also both projects are super quick and easy to make so its not a big commitment.
My assigned partner was Marissa of @sew_help_me. I was lucky enough to be able to contact her ahead of time to check if she had any do’s or don’ts as far as fabric goes. She told me she loves floral and she wears a lot of blue.
I’ve had this beautiful silk in my stash since I lived in NYC. It’s one of my many gifted-from-an-internship fabrics. The piece was super small so I knew it would be great for an Ogden and it fit her criteria well. I just think the realistic digital floral print is so pretty and I love the vibrant pops of color. Lucky me I was able to squeeze one out for myself!
I did have to shorten mine a bit to be able to squeeze it on the fabric that was left after cutting Marissa’s. But that’s ok because I like my tops a little on the short side. This was also my first Ogden to finally do a narrow shoulder adjustment on and it has made a world of a difference. No more slipping straps!
I did have to fully line it because the fabric is a bit see-through. I used some of the nicer lining fabric I had on hand for more formal garments because I think it suited the silk best. Unfortunately its not the most breathable fabric so its a bit too hot down here for me to wear this at the moment (literally we are melting). But I know it will get a lot of wear once the temps drop like 8 degrees. I think this will be a great summer staple.
Watch it in Action:
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Pattern: Ogden Cami by True Bias
Fabric: Floral silk from stash
Notions: Just thread!
Difficulty: Easy Peasy
Adjustments: Narrow Shoulder Adjustment
Finishes: Clean finished with lining
Time: Less than 2 hrs
Sew it again? Duh!
Another great Ogden in the books! This is definitely a TNT pattern for me (tried and true). Such a quick sew and versatile make, once you make one they just start piling up!
Looking forward to showing y’all what I received for the swap soon!