Sunday, March 8, 2015

Thinking Lagen Look

I am sure that you have all heard of Lagen Look - a style of layering clothes, quite often involving layers of trousers, dresses and tops, asymmetric or hankerchief hems, loose fitting garments that work together and with others - a kind of smart/casual look.  Now I am not at all an expert on this style, but there is something about it that rather intrigues me. I couldn't quite put my finger on it until I realised that some of the clothes that I wear, and enjoy wearing actually fall into this area.


These are some of my favourite work combinations -  and will be a great starting point for my next adventure (and as an aside, I rather like the slightly longer hair . . . . ).  Now I want to move more towards the casual look - shorter jackets with longer shirts/dresses, cropped trousers, Oooh!  I can't wait!

I have been prompted to investigate this look/style further as I will be working from home more often from now on.  Although I get to dress quite casually at work - jeans is the norm for most of my colleagues, I do like to dress more smartly - I've got to wear my lovely clothes somewhere!  However, I now have the opportunity of doing my job from home, so will be spending more days in my home office and as much as I like my PJ's, I was looking for something that was just as comfy but still work appropriate.  Sort of!

Now there are quite a few mainstream patterns that I think would give me this aesthetic such as these:






Source: Vogue 8793


And these lovely patterns that were gifted to me from the lovely GMarie - thank-you so much!  So many patterns . . . . . !  I think that she knows me better than do myself!

I downloaded a few patterns designed by Tina Givens, in particular the Jaqueline suit and the Phoebe top and trousers.  So I am busy cutting and taping right now - these pattern pieces are HUGE in comparison to the jeans and cropped cardis that I have been making of late (I think that the shorter cardis will look great with a longer top hanging under).  I've also sorted out some fabrics to play with:


There is a lovely mix of cotton, linen, ramie and bamboo.  Oooh, purdy!

Well, I am off to play now - I should have some photos by the end of the weekend . . . . . but in the meantime, how well do your sewn clothes match your life?

9 comments :

  1. The Laugen look is interesting but I wouldn't be able to wear it as I need a defined waist or I look sloppy. Your new patterns look interesting and I'm looking forward to seeing your new clothes!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Now you see my waist left me many years ago, but I hear what you are saying. It is interesting to see what works for some but not for others!

      Delete
  2. Lovely patterns and fabric. Look forward to seeing what you make. Have fun.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank-you! I have made two 'slips' and a pair of trousers, and so far, so good! Just need to get them photographed!

      Delete
  3. Ahh, so this is the start of your new work from home wardrobe plan...I look forward to seeing it develop...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is exciting! I've been playing with linen and ramie this weekend - it is lovely to work with!

      Delete
  4. I can really see you in this look. It's so fun to start down a new route! I need to do a bit of that myself. I am still wearing handmade casuals but I am dressing more smartly on a daily basis for work and could do with making some slightly more formal stuff. Apparently we are swapping!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You are quite right. I love your casual clothes - they suit you perfectly, it was just a matter of finding something that would work equally well for me. Have fun with your more formal wardrobe - I look forward to seeing what you make, I'm sure it will be fabulous!

      Delete
  5. Very purdy indeed. Looking forward to seeing what you make with them.

    ReplyDelete

Thank-you for taking the time out to leave a comment - it is much appreciated!