Ogden Cami and Estuary Skirt Handmade Summer Outfit

Sharing a few recent summer makes including a favorite Ogden Cami and Estuary Skirt in Sarah Hearts fabric.

One of my first makes with the fabric from my new collection was a fun skirt and tank combo. I’m a big fan of seperates and their mix-and-match wearability so I thought it was the perfect sewing project to test out my new fabric. Also given that September is always the hottest month here in Los Angeles, I thought it this would be a very wearable outfit as the temperature heats up.

I had sewn a button front Estuary Skirt last summer in a linen cotton blend so I knew I wanted to give that pattern another try. Plus, I just stocked up on some beautiful buttons from Tabitha Sewer so I was looking for a reason to use them. And my Blue June Floral cotton sateen fabric is much lighter than the linen blend I previously used for this pattern so I thought it would be the perfect pattern to use. I opted to sew real functioning button holes all along the front placket and I just absolutely love the way this skirt came out. It’s loose and flowy. It can be dressed up with heeled sandals or worn with sneakers as I often do.

I sewed up the skirt version with in-seam pockets. Since the cotton sateen is so light, I wasn’t worried that they would add too much bulk to the hips. I sewed them up as per the pattern and they are large and roomy enough to hold my iPhone Pro Max and a snack for June or my car keys. You know, the essentials!

For the top, I opted to finally try the Ogden Cami. I have spotted this pattern endless times and knew that it was a cult favorite but had never tried it. Once I sewed up this version in my Blue Dottie cotton sateen fabric I immediately knew why everyone loved it so much! The front and back facing gives it a dresser look then a bias tape finished seam and the deep v back is just a simple but elegant detail. I’ve seen this top sewing in all types of fabric and it is so versatile. I often wear this same top with olive green Rose pants or with an old pair of Madewell denim shorts.

The Details

Top: Ogden Cami by True Bias

Skirt: Estuary Skirt by Sew Liberated

Fabric: top// Blue Dottie cotton sateen by Sarah Hearts  skirt// Blue June Floral cotton sateen by Sarah Hearts

Buttons: Irregular Circle Buttons in Bone by Tabitha Sewer

Fit: I’m 5′ 3″ and my measurements are 37″ / 29″ / 41.5″ and I sewed the top in a size 8 with no adjustments and the skirt is a size 8 with no adjustments

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