Monday, January 16, 2017

A Lagenlook-drafting tale...





This was bound to happen.

Over the past few weeks I've sewn three dresses with a Lagenlook vibe. And I love them. One thing they all have in common is a plethora of pattern pieces - lots of pieces and seaming to get that iconic fly-away/belled look.

Being totally without anything else I HAD to do, I started thinking about drafting a simple dress - front, back, and sleeve - that would mimic those lines. It would be as easy to sew as a tee shirt dress.









Fun project! I decided to use the skirt from the StyleArc Toni Designer Dress and the bodice from the Sewing Workshop Cityscapes Dress.


A little time on the floor, with both patterns and more tissue on top, and I had something to sew. 

Actually, this first version isn't bad - but it is very unstructured through the body and sleeve. I do like the fabric (a pre-cut rayon/cotton/lycra jersey from Fabric Mart), so I'll re-sew this as a tunic in the spring. It will be great over white leggings.

Not deterred, I went back to work. This time I kept the skirt from my first draft, and added the bodice from Sandra Betzina's knit dress, V1297. 

The Betzina dress has a more narrow bodice and a French dart for shaping. And it has a nice slim sleeve.

Success!




I'll be able to whip one up in no time - the dress at the top of this post was sewn just that way :-) Now I'm off to see what else I can do to make a mess in the loft. I'm thinking a nightgown.

Ciao! Coco

10 comments:

  1. I just love your final rendition, Coco! It's cute, easy, and chic!

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  2. Your persistence in melding several patterns has produced a real winner, Coco. Karen

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  3. Love that black and white number! Fitted bodice and almost a harem pant look to the skirt. I adore it!

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  4. It's always fun to frankenpattern. I love the black and white fabric, so tribal!

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  5. Yep, black and white is my favorite also.

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  6. Wow, you go girl. You've got the best from all those patterns to suit you perfectly. And the fabric choices are fun too. I do like that lovely blue with tiny sparks of orange. Hummingbirds would be after you when you wear it.

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  7. I love them all but the black and white is definitely my favourite...

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  8. They look lovely - very classy and I'll bet that they are really comfy!

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I love it that you came by...and thank you for your comments! Coco