Blackwood and Ogden…

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Small post…I made a couple favorites with fun variations. The cardigan is the Blackwood from Helen’s Closet, and the cami is my button front version of the True Bias Ogden Cami.

Fabrics: Cardigan, Pastel Rose Tan Poly/Rayon/Lycra Distressed French Terryt, and the Cami, Ashen Gray/White 100% Cotton Tweed Shirting by Halston. Both are from Fabric Mart.

Mostly pics, but earlier posts with details are here and here.




I used clear buttons on the cami, something less than 1/2″, from La Mode. The ‘weight’ really suits this shirting. I also put them only 2″ apart, 8 in all.


Recent sewing aspiration, I’m making a couple ‘Tom Selleck’ shirts for my son, as a prelude to a dress shirt. He wears Robert Graham shirts and asked if I can do something similar. What a compliment. Bye for now – Coco


3 thoughts on “Blackwood and Ogden…

  1. As always, I enjoy your posts and seeing your creations. Your modifications to the Ogden really enhance it. I am looking forward to following you as you make your son’s shirts.

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  2. I have several colors of the distressed knit that I haven’t sewn yet. Any tips? Did the foot hang up in the holes? Did you use a walking foot? Of course I’ll play with scraps and do some testing, but it never hurts to ask if you had any problems! Thanks!

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    1. Hi Kathy! Check out my post on the Paro cardigan in distressed French terry (just search Paro on my blog). It’s easy to sew, but a little staystitching on the distressed areas on the seam edges will help. Love this fabric, and I have one other piece in sage that will probably be a very relaxed take on a sweatshirt. More to come! Let me know how yours turns out!!


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