Lagenlook Books

I was rather surprised to find that one of my recent posts, about layered and unconstructed women’s clothing, Lagenlook, was getting quite a few hits every day. It seems there’s a definite following of that distinctive style of clothing.

So, to help celebrate Lagenlook further, I’m sharing links to Amazon, of dressmaking books that fall under the category of layered, unconstructed women’s clothing, and its quirky Japanese counterpart, which is similar but more streamlined and minimalistic. There’s definitely more Japanese dressmaking books on this simple, unstructured, layered style of clothing than there are books in English. I guess you could say the Japanese have this thing all sewn up! πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

The following books may be purchased from (most of my dear readers come from the USA, that’s why I’m utilising the .com site’s links rather than

Bold & Beautiful Easy-Sew Clothes: 15 Unstructured Designs That Fit and Flatter Every Shape, and Are Simple to Make


(I purchased this and can’t wait to receive it! I have a love-hate relationship with my cheapo portable sewing machine that I bought from LIDL or ALDI in Ireland. As in I love to hate it. Can’t seem to get the tension just right, and threading it is a nightmare. From what I remember, anyway. I wouldn’t know how my relationship with that sewing machine would be these days…as I can’t find the darn thing in the shed! But, if I do find it, and if I decide to try my hand at sewing my own Lagenlook tunics or dresses, I’ll be sure to write about it here! My sewing skills are phenomenal – by hand, that is πŸ˜„. My machine sewing…let’s just say the simpler the better! And this book claims its patterns are “easy sew”, let’s see if a numpty like me is up for the task).

Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns: A Guide to Customizing a Hand-Stitched Alabama Chanin Wardrobe

Stylish Dress Book: Wear with Freedom

Happy Homemade: Sew Chic: 20 Simple Everyday Designs

Sweet Dress Book: 23 Dresses of Pattern Arrangement

Interweave Press Simple Modern Sewing

Simply Sewn: Clothes for Every Season

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