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Author Topic: Lagenlook, Arty & non-Mainstream Inspiration & Chat  (Read 74308 times)

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Re: Lagenlook, Arty & non-Mainstream Inspiration & Chat
« Reply #525 on: July 16, 2017, 09:20:06 PM »

Frances, thanks for the link to the bubble skirt tutorial, that will be helpful. Also thanks for letting me know how similar flowers worked for you on the midweight linen. I will try this out on a plaid fall skirt - I like the combination of flowers on the plaid.

Rivergum, I appreciate the Zelda suggestion. It definitely has the right shape in the lower half. I may already have this pattern, I will have to check. ;D If I do, I will probably just graft the skirt portion onto a different bodice. I like your version. It looks great with those trousers & the necklace. Did you make the necklace?

Elephun, I also enjoyed the Nicola Waite site. Lots of interesting shapes there. Thanks for the link. :)

KarenDee, you are very sweet! :)

Mudcat, I just noticed your post about Secret Lentil. I went to check them out and saw a few things I like, but especially this silk organza slip dress (pinafore I'd say):

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« Reply #526 on: July 17, 2017, 12:59:09 AM »

Mary, isn't that black organza dress fabulous?  I just don't know where I would wear it.
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« Reply #527 on: July 17, 2017, 02:15:15 AM »

Mary, Fabric Mart has a good sale on black silk organza and a plaid similiar to the flower bottom dress. I thought of you when seeing the sale.

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« Reply #528 on: July 17, 2017, 03:11:02 AM »

Just ran across this site:

https://www.larchedelours.com/
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« Reply #529 on: July 17, 2017, 03:33:47 PM »

If you don't know French - that site says they can't have a sale because they haven't got any stock left  ;D
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« Reply #530 on: July 17, 2017, 05:38:12 PM »

Actually, I've done professional/published translations from French to English.  However, most of what people are posting here is inspirational pictures for sewing. Just like all those Pinterest pictures with no attribution to sources at all.
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« Reply #531 on: July 17, 2017, 06:10:53 PM »

Sorry Frances, I didn't mean you specifically by 'you'.
I just thought there might be some people who went to that site and wondered what was going on.
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« Reply #532 on: July 17, 2017, 06:57:04 PM »

Norsewoman and Mrs Eccentric, never say never, but no, I have no appetite for tighter, more mainstream clothing for the foreseeable future. I would rather work on making loose and comfy clothing look as good as I can on me. The Japanese LL style I like also makes for quick sewing, I rarely need to install a zipper and I use interfacing almost exclusively to make my cowls stand up nicely.  ;D

On that note, I don't think loose and voluminous is only for tall people. It is a matter of proportion. Nothing in most fashion images tells you how tall the model is, we simply assume she is tall because she is a model. But if the clothes were in the same proportions on a much shorter person, the effect would be the same. When we sew we can make sure that this is the case, and I am very careful to replicate ease, hem length including sleeves and other proportions such as bodice length/ease and where horizontal seems hit. Of course with RTW you only get a standard size, so yes, if it was designed for tall women it will look silly on short.

When I shop at the Kaliyana stores, the sales women are never taller than 5'-6" nor model skinny.  They are wearing lagenlook beautifully. 
As rivergum says, it really is a matter of proportion.  Now I don't know if they actually have had the sleeves shortened, etc. or not because you do see sleeves rolled up. 

I think of lagenlook as dramatic [or perhaps romantic if you prefer the ruffled variety] and that's a look that really suits some women irrespective of what size they are.
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« Reply #533 on: July 17, 2017, 08:31:46 PM »

My sister-in-law is a senior manager at the lagenlook manufacturer http://www.cutloose.com/. Though they are a bit less lagenlook than they used to be. She refused to wear their clothes for years, till she lost a lot of weight. _Then_ she started to like the Cut Loose clothes and wear them, because she no longer thought of them as for overweight women.

BTW, yes people do sometimes buy stuff from the lagenlook posts. I just broke down and bought some Ivey Abitz. I really like their midsummer fabrics. Frocks, they seem the most useful.  IA will do custom sizing to some extent and I got a custom length.
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« Reply #534 on: July 17, 2017, 08:50:20 PM »

Sewshopper, thanks, that necklace is a favourite.

Mary, I did not make it, I bought it just before I first got interested in making my own jewellery and was still buying. But you reminded me that it is currently broken and I need to restring it.
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« Reply #535 on: July 19, 2017, 01:55:19 AM »

...
BTW, yes people do sometimes buy stuff from the lagenlook posts. I just broke down and bought some Ivey Abitz.
A beautiful garment will do that to you.
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« Reply #536 on: July 21, 2017, 02:16:36 PM »

I just bought the August BurdaStyle issue and they feature a whole girl child wardrobe which is like a small scale Gudrun Sjoden collection... very inspiring and it shouldn't be difficult to find grown up similar patterns  ;)
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« Reply #538 on: July 24, 2017, 01:10:40 AM »

Sizun, that is a cute collection.
It's not on the North American English site yet, I don't think, anyway. So I peeked at the Russian site and it can be viewed by scrolling down here.

Frances, that dress is beautiful.
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« Reply #539 on: July 31, 2017, 07:47:18 PM »

layered skirt by knitster, on Flickr

A while back, elephun provided a link to a design on Etsy by Shihar and I admired another design there -- diagonal/convertible skirt. Apologies for the lousy photo, but this is the skirt I came up with "as inspired by". Worn one way the striped underlayer appears diagonal, switched around with the seam at the front and you get the effect of hi/low layers.

Originally I wanted to use a sheer underlayer, but that didn't work well -- used as one layer the sheer looked flimsy and skimpy and I didn't have enough sheer to use multiple layers, or gather it. Luckily I had a coordinating stripe, so I cut a border to attach to my original sheer layer. The sheer then acted as a slip and kept the skirt from becoming too heavy. Fabrics used are bamboo jersey, both solid and stripe, and nylon sheer mesh.  So, not so much lagenlook, but maybe lagenskirt??  :) Many thanks to everyone who shares links to interesting garments! Karen 
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« Reply #540 on: July 31, 2017, 07:53:20 PM »

Lovely! I especially like the back view with the angled stripes. What do you wear with it?
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« Reply #541 on: July 31, 2017, 08:27:11 PM »

Lovely! I especially like the back view with the angled stripes. What do you wear with it?

Well, the original designer paired it with a slightly cropped tube top -- not having the body for that I am stitching up a scoop neck tee with solid body/striped 3/4 length sleeves. So, not very lagenlooking as an outfit, but simply an ordinary tee/maxi skirt. I thought it might work with a shorter, looser, boxier top like the StyleArc Blair? Especially since the Blair has those little underlayers at the side that might echo the skirt underlayer. Open to any suggestions though! Karen
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« Reply #542 on: August 01, 2017, 01:26:12 AM »

Great skirt, Karen! I like your wearing options.
I'm glad you shared it.
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« Reply #543 on: August 17, 2017, 04:12:51 AM »

Don't know if this has been listed previously but some cool stuff here for ideas https://www.stylewe.com/category/whatsnew/linen-cloth-696
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« Reply #544 on: August 17, 2017, 04:27:22 AM »

karen, fantastic skirt that you will use in tons if interesting ways.

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« Reply #545 on: August 17, 2017, 04:34:32 AM »

Your skirt is lovely, Karen.  Seems like something that will be quite versatile.
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« Reply #546 on: August 17, 2017, 08:23:41 AM »

Many thanks for that link Tully.  I love some of those - my style may be more lagenlook than I thought  :D
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« Reply #547 on: August 30, 2017, 10:37:38 PM »

Had a lovely day shopping with my mom today. I took her to a shop she hadn't been to before and she had a great time. Her favorite pieces were by Banana Blue.
I hadn't noticed this brand before, so I thought I'd share it here in case it is new to others as well.
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« Reply #548 on: August 31, 2017, 11:43:06 AM »

Very nice!  I hadn't heard of this lagenlook resource - thanks Elephun.

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« Reply #549 on: August 31, 2017, 03:23:46 PM »

Have you seen the fabric-store.com fashion design contest? This store sells linen fabric so the garments must be mostly made from linen. There are some really interesting details on some of the garments, and some very lagenlook entries.

http://www.fabrics-store.com/thestudio/index.php?r=photo/showphotos&contest_id=974928&showall=1

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« Reply #550 on: September 01, 2017, 10:36:17 AM »

Ooooh, I really like some of the Banana Blue stuff. Thanks for the link!
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« Reply #551 on: September 26, 2017, 12:08:56 AM »

German Patterns for lagenlook styles - at Bien Art http://www.bien-art.de/layer-pattern/pants/
PDF of pattern is sent to email account.

I made a toile of the Kalama Pants pattern to try out the vertical panels and shaped layered cuff.
(lagenlook is not a style I wear, just wanted to see what the layered cuff looked like in RL)
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« Reply #552 on: October 11, 2017, 03:09:41 AM »

Lisanne had referenced Anne Whalley's website over on the Wardrobe and Capsule Planning thread the other day. She really has some fun clothes, and her shrugs, capelets, and ponchos caught my eye, and I'm sharing this blog post with you.

I had been wanting to make some similar items to keep my neck and shoulders warm because sometimes when they get cold they hurt for days. I was excited when I saw this in Burda's September releases, then I got way too cold on Saturday at the bowling alley and vowed to finally make some for myself.

I've only made a muslin so far, but it turned out great. I can see a few of these shrugs in my future, and maybe one with an attached funnel neck.

If I had been feeling even a little bit adventurous, I could have forgone the pattern. The pattern sure made it quick and easy, and now I have the sweatshirt pattern that came with it.

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« Reply #553 on: October 11, 2017, 08:34:56 AM »

Thanks for the link to that pattern Elephun - it does look like the ideal winter style  ;D

It also comes from a Burda pattern collection
http://www.burdastyle.com/blog/love-is-in-bloom-10-new-sewing-patterns
which includes all the styles mentioned by Janice of the Vivienne Files are current trends in Paris (except the jeans).  That post was also linked on the Wardrobe and Planning thread, but in summary the clothes are :
bomber jacket
big turtle necks
high waisted jeans
sun-ray pleated skirts
dresses in small print on dark background

The Burda patterns also have some interesting ideas for styling, which could be a bit lagenlook, and Hurrah for Burda for being so current !

Hmm, I could wear many of the styles in that pattern group. . .
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« Reply #554 on: October 12, 2017, 05:37:06 AM »

Those links are great, Elephun, I love that Burda capelet. I think it could easily be done with cutting a rough shape, then wear inside out and have someone pin it to the shape of your shoulders, with some ease probably. My shoulders are very square, so this might be more successfull than a one size fits all pattern. The cowl is just a tube. I find a cowl of 80cm is nice and loose on me, I don't like tight turtlenecks. Around 90cm is more of a statement, which can balance a lot of volume below the bust/waist. The fabric does need a bit of body though to pull that one off, or it will sag sadly.

I'm in Europe ATM, so I am in tune with sewing for colder weather, although once I get home it will be full on summer clothes. We are already having temps of 30 in Sydney. The batiks I bought in Bali will get a work out.

For those of you in Europe, I went to the 'Stoffmarkt Holland' last weekend and it was fabulous. If this circuit comes anywhere near you it is well worth a visit. I stocked up on great quality cotton/viscose prints and printed pontes, both of which are hard to get at home. I did not go near anything wool, woven or knit, because we have lots of lovely merino at home. They also had a fabulous range of softshell.

Here is the link: https://www.stoffmarktholland.de

There are equivalents in Belgium, France and Holland, but I haven't been to those in many years now. One is called Stoffenspektakel if you want to google it.
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« Reply #555 on: October 12, 2017, 05:41:09 AM »

Thank you Rivergum for the suggestion for how to possibly DIY a pattern for that little capelet - those are just the sort of garment/accessory items I love and wear...
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« Reply #556 on: October 12, 2017, 11:44:30 PM »

Here is a tutorial for a similar cape that you might like. The tutorial is in Portuguese and Google translate to English is kind of helpful, but is probably not needed. There is a schematic to follow and it is meant to be one size fits all.
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« Reply #557 on: October 13, 2017, 12:45:43 AM »

That looks very similar, Elephun, maybe just a couple of inches shorter. Thanks for posting it.  I was really intrigued by the Burda pattern. 

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« Reply #558 on: October 18, 2017, 08:40:56 PM »

I really like this dress, especially with the pants shown. I found the photo on Pinterest. The image links out to Rakuten, but not to a specific product page, unfortunately.



I don't think I've seen a pattern like that dress yet. I'd love to make one some day.
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« Reply #559 on: October 18, 2017, 10:14:42 PM »

Thanks for that Elephun, I found it on this pinterest board
https://www.pinterest.co.uk/irvist/my-freestyle/
which has much other inspiration, for both casual shapes and fabric combinations (scroll down for them)
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