Rifle Paper Ogden Cami by True Bias

Monday, January 9, 2023
Early on in my garment sewing journey, the stars aligned one weekend and I was home alone basically the entire Saturday. It was glorious, particularly because I resolved to (a) sit down and re-learn how to thread my serger and (b) finally finish the Ogden cami pattern that I had started months prior. Check and check . . . Behold, a completed Ogden cami!

(See more photos at the end of the post.)

Size / View:

I went with a size 4 for this one based on the size chart.

For reference, my measurements are:
  • Bust: 34.5"
  • Waist: 29"
  • Hip: 37.5"
  • Height: 5' 0"


I used Rifle Paper Co's Jardin DeParis fabric in mint rayon challis, which I got from Fabric Bubb.

Adjustments / Construction:

  • I'd never done an understitch before, and so trusty ole YouTube helped me out with this video: How To Sew An Understitch from Professor Pincushion
  • One of the reasons it took me so long to finally tackle and finish this project is because I really wanted to finish the seams by serging, but I was working up the courage to re-learn how to serge after setting my serger aside for a couple of years. After I devoted the time to it, while it's not perfect serging, it was okay. So . . . just do it!
  • Although the original pattern called for understitching around the collars and arms, top stitching works too! See an example here: An Ogden Cami in Birch Organic Chambray by Lucky Lucille
  • Aside from that, the pattern length worked for me (5'0") despite being originally drafted for someone 5'5" and a C cup.


  • It was the first time I'd sewn with rayon challis and I liked it. The drape - swoon! But also, the wrinkles - bah! In any case, I couldn't wait to wear it the next day, and wear it I did!

Next Time:

  • Early on, I wasn't in the habit of investing time in muslins. With this first Ogden cami, I made a note to try a size down, since I feel like it's a tad loose for my frame (though not enough to deter me from wearing it, since flowy is certainly "in" right now).
  • Side note - here's a helpful article on muslins if you are so inclined to make them: Do You Really Need to Make a Muslin?