lagenlook, easy peasy

raw silk fabric printed with rose, eucalyptus, and rusty objects.

The word, Lagen-look, literally means layered look in German. It is a European style of dressing by wearing different layers and lengths of clothing according to the seasons; such as lightweight fabrics in the summer, and thicker and heavier fabrics in the winter. This method of dressing creates volume, texture, and emanates a sense of casual, carefree and stylish clothing with asymmetrical lines.

I have a few pieces of natural dyed fabrics accumulated from my eco printing and dyeing experiments. There were some nice ones and some not so good pieces. An idea came to mind, I could use them to create and sew myself a Lagen-look dress. It’s also a great way to hide some of my slip-ups and imperfections. Bingo!

back view of dress that was cut on a folded piece of fabric–easy peasy lemon squeezy!

side view of dress

close up on neckline

close up on pocket area

Idiom for the day: easy peasy lemon squeezy, literally means something very simple and easy. It comes from a 1970’s British commercial for a lemon squeezy detergent. It depicts a little girl pointing to some dirty dishes and then the adult showed her a bottle of detergent and they both cleaned the dishes. Towards the end of the commercial, the little girl says, “easy peasy lemon squeezy.”

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“A smile is worth a thousand words, live happy, dye happier, sew happiest.”

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9 Responses to lagenlook, easy peasy

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