Ogden Cami Review – I Made Three of Them!

Ogden Cami Review

I am late to the party when it comes to writing an Ogden Cami review, because it’s a popular pattern. I’d been eyeing it for some time now, but hesitated to purchase because I thought I could find something relatively cheap in stores.


It’s so hard finding simple pieces nowadays, amiright? Most of them are too revealing or too frilly for my taste. With me doing my recent closet purge, I’ve really been focusing on rebuilding my wardrobe with pieces that will last me years and can be styled for all of the layers of my life.

I think you’ll see in my Ogden Cami review that this pattern checked all the boxes for me.

I grabbed the PDF copy and got it printed at my local copy shop.

It’s a quick sew and has a balance of style, comfort and modesty. I was prepared to do a full bust adjustment as I am a DD and this pattern is drafted for a C cup. I was prepared for a tight bust and side boob.

None of that happened – Yay! The only thing I needed to do was add 2 inches to the length. I’m 5’9″ and everything is always too short for me.

It’s also a great scrap buster as well. I barely had enough for the cami and had to do the partial lining in black polyester scraps in my scrap stash. It’s something very satisfying about using all of my fabric.

The version I’m wearing is the very last of my fabric from Minerva. As you can see, I made two more versions so that I can have some neutral colors available. I wanted to do a white one, but didn’t have the right fabric.
I made my black one a few inches longer, to hit halfway over my bottom. I knew I’d likely wear that one the most and wanted it to have enough length for a half-tuck situation.

This was a very satisfying project because I was able to make some key additions to my wardrobe, thus creating a variety of new outfits. And it was a quick sew!

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