This dress caught my eye as I was walking past my local charity shop. I didn’t buy it at first, but I was so drawn to the rough ombré dye job that it was still on my mind the next day. Luckily for me, it was still hanging on the rack!
Somehow, I knew there was going to be something wrong with the dress, and I was right. The invisible zipper was busted. But that wasn’t an issue, as I was buying it solely for the fabric. At $8, it was a bargain!
The tag said the dress was 100% viscose, so the fabric has a beautiful, soft drape. I just love how the dye job isn’t a uniform gradient. I thought the best way to show it off was to use a simple pattern.
Could I really go past the Ogden Cami by True Bias? This is a famous pattern in the sewing community, and I can see why. It’s well drafted, simple, and classic.
The only modification I made was to extend the facing to a full lining, as the white part of this fabric is rather sheer. I think I’d do this again anyway, as I like the way it sits.
- Pattern brand/name/number: Ogden Cami by True Bias
- Style, size: Size 12
- Fabric: Rescued viscose
- Notions: None
- Modifications/alterations: Lengthened facing into a full lining
I’m really happy that I was able to rescue this fabric and turn it into something that will be loved and worn for many years to come.