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Ogden Cami Dress & #MMMay2017

by | May 7, 2017 | STYLE SEARCH | 2 comments

Hi All!

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!






  1. Ginny

    Super cute Erin! What a perfect and practical hack of the Ogden!

  2. Abbey

    This fabric is too cute, Erin! Great job on the hack and adding to the versatility of the pattern. Dressed up or down, this dress is a clear winner!


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