Friday, May 25, 2018

Ogden and Brumby, A Perfect Pair

Brumby and Ogden

This is the well loved Ogden Cami pattern by True Bias and my third Megan Nielsen Brumby. I made the skirt last year, it was my third version and I have worn it more than the other two (blogged here).  The Brumby is a tried and true pattern for me. There isn't much to say about this version except that I used an invisible zipper and felt super clever using a small cut of expensive eyelet on the hemline. I love the interest that it adds to this otherwise simple skirt.

See what I mean....
Brumby and Ogden

This rayon challis Brumby proved to be a perfect match for my rayon crepe Cactus Ogden Cami. I feel put together and cute in this outfit without feeling over dressed or fussy. My dad did ask me why I was so dressed up but hey, I felt like looking cute to go to town for a coffee. These photos were taken in my parents front yard, isn't the property gorgeous?!

Brumby and Ogden
I couldn't do this pose without making this face for some reason. 

As a master procrastinator I will never be the first seamstress to sew a new pattern. But I will chime in and agree with the masses that Ogden is a winner. It is drafted beautifully, and takes quite a bit less yardage in my size than the pattern calls for. I can squeeze one of these babies out of about 2/3 of a yard. I'm working on a second, cropped version now and have more planned. This pattern is easy, quick and super flattering. I was quite impressed that it needed no alterations. My usual one would be to shorten the shoulder straps but it wasn't needed here. You can see here that my bra strap shows a tiny bit. I don't think its enough to be tacky, but another option would be to wear a cute bralette whose straps are meant to be shown off. I love that this cami has a built in lining/facing. I do have a hard time figuring out which is the front and which is the back, but truthfully I think it can be worn either way. I have yet to use the custom labels that I ordered as I didn't like the color they came out. I guess I need to order another batch.

Brumby and Ogden Brumby and Ogden

Isn't this fabric fantastic?! I scored it cheap at my favorite warehouse fabric outlet off Harry Hines in Dallas. I discovered Rayon Crepe with this fabric last year and I love how squishy and comfy it is. Plus the cactus motif is just so fun. You can see here that I under stitched the facings, and that keeps them from turning to the outside quite nicely.

Brumby and Ogden

Isn't this eyelet beautiful?!

Brumby and Ogden

Brumby Skirt: 
Version 2
Cut, between size XSmall and Small
Rayon Challis with Cotton Eyelet Trim

Ogden Cami: 
No alterations
Size 4
Rayon Crepe with rayon challis facing

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