I decided it was time to do a little selfish sewing 🙂 With my trip to Barcelona last month, and Me Made May coming up I wanted to think of a perfect addition to my spring/summer wardrobe. I wanted something light, something simple, something comfortable and easy to wear.. and I thought about how much I love and wear my two Ogden Cami’s that I made last fall.. and it hit me- an Ogden Cami dress!
I made this dress with a lightweight drapy rayon that I found at Fabricland- and I just couldn’t resist this fabric! It has a perfect super-soft feel and neutral colours but with birds! YAY!
This is probably one of the most simple pattern hacks that you can do too! I simply extended the pattern- I measured on myself how long I wanted the dress to be from the centre front, then I extended the centre front of the pattern piece to that length, and the same at the back but 1″ longer, just to accommodate for going over my butt- as you must. At the side seams I just let them gently continue at the angle they were going which gave me a slightly flared by not-too-much volume skirt. I also gave the hem a little curve, just so it was a bit more dynamic. – perfect and super simple- I’m already dreaming of the next one I want to make!
This dress is like secret pyjamas- SO comfy- especially if you just wear it on it’s own. But when I was taking these pictures on holiday it was perfect because it got nice and warm in the day, but when the sun was going down I needed long sleeves- so I paired it with a denim shirt overtop that I could tie around my waist in the day- and get a little more shape too 🙂
I wore this dress all over the city- and I felt so good in it! I can’t wait until it warms up enough in Ontario to wear it for Me Made May! I’m sure by the end of May I will squeeze it in! But I still consider this to be a make for my Me-Made-May pledge.
I’m taking Me-Made-May pretty casually this year- normally I do a pledge post and think about what I want to do and make, but this year I’m just winging it. I’m going to do my normal- one different me-made item everyday of May, and try to post it on instagram, with weekly round-ups on the blog which I think I will post on Wednesday. And then for the Sunday posts- I might do a little more clothing sewing- but I’ll definitely be making a bra set for next week- because it has been WAY too long since I’ve made a bra- I think I’m going into withdrawal!
What about you? What are you doing for Me-Made-May? How is your pledge going? Finding any gaps in your wardrobe?
I always love to hear from you!