There is something crazy good happening at our house these days. The kids are LOVING their mornings at camp and they are coming home at lunchtime to QUIETLY play legos in their rooms while listening to the (incessant and terrible) NOW 61 album on repeat. Later in the afternoon we head outside on some activity or pool time. You hear what I am saying? Are you picking up what I am laying down? The people are not fighting and have, in fact, gone all mellow! The sweet summer breeze is blowing into this house and settling all those school-day nerves into some kind of summery stillness. It has been 3 days of this, all of them in a row! It deserves to be documented that I’m talking about 3 days of the kind of summer reserved for scenes in happy family Hallmark channel movies. Whether it lasts or not, this moment is happening.
Also deserving of documentation is my newly made Ogden Cami. It carries the same ease of movement and elegant joy that this summer is promising right now.
The Ogden is a True Bias pattern and its simplicity manages to coquettishly hide some stellar design elements. There are no darts but it fits perfectly. It has an ever-intimidating v-neck shape but manages to be simple to sew. Its easy to throw on but includes dressmaking touches like under stitching and perfect shoulder straps. I’m thrilled and impressed.
I’m also tempted to make seven more. I’ve already worn this one camping because why not? Anything is possible this summer.
This fantastic tomato red fabric is from Cloud 9 fabrics, their solids collection called Cirrus Solids is really kind of special. It’s all yarn dyed broadcloth, which gives it a richer texture and softer feel and makes it more garment friendly than other cotton solids. I think this color is technically called Lava, but it reminds me of a perfect tomato red so much I can’t think of it any other way. This version was meant to be my muslin but it just turned out so scrumptious I don’t need another go around. This is not to say I won’t make those seven additional tops just that I don’t need to!
Are you having any summer sewing successes? I hope my good luck channels your way!