Sunday, May 17, 2009

Racerback Tank Maxi Dress

I have made no secret my love for Helmut Lang His maxi racer back tank dress (photos at the end of the post, courtesy of bloomingdales.com).is a piece that I've admired ever since it made it to the retailers. So, I made something similar. I changed the front neckline to a less deep one and the underarm curve is higher also.



What I like about this design is the understated simplicity which renders itself to so many options as far as accessorizing. I can also see myself wearing the dress with a motocycle vest, leather jacket, or a fluid wrap.
Here ( I was leaving for the DIA to drop-off DH) the dress is worn with a jersey wrap/cozy worn in one of the dozens ways it can be styles. This video http://www.dkny.com/womens/cozy_video.html illustrates some of the ways and is really worth watching.



I used the pattern I had previously made for the racer back tanks, elongated it, and widened it at the hem.
The fabris is gray rayon jersey from http://www.gorgeousfabrics.com/.

Tje original Helmut Lang dress:










17 comments:

Lisa said...

You look great!

Gosh, was the original a little too breezy for you???? :) It would have been for me! I wouldn't have been able to bend over. Do you think it is taped onto the model?

JoanneM said...

Very elegant. Love the two different pale/darker gray colors-and your daughter has the cutest pinchable cheeks!

Annette said...

Awesome outfit on you, nothing more one can say.

Pam~Off The Cuff ~ said...

Absolutely stunning !

You have such a fabulous eye for design...and the talent to create such amazing garments.

Alviana said...

you look absolutely beautiful.
what a cool pattern :)

Cafe Couture said...

this is such an original pattern and you're perfectly made for

Andrea said...

I love reading your blog. You have amazing style and I love everything that you create. The racerback tank gown is beautiful.

Marita said...

You look great in it, but then again you can never look bad:-)

Jules said...

What a versatile garment that cozy is. Did you make the one you're wearing? Your dress is smashing.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Love that Lang dress! Nice interpretation of it.

Monica Lee said...

so flattering on you!
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Tany said...

Simply stunning!!! I love everything about this style... SImple and relaxing! And you wear it so well with the cozy... Thank you for the video link, it really inspired me! (May-be I'll make a cozy too!!!)

Sigrid said...

Marvellous look, and wonderful color combination. You really have a great eye for style (and can wear anything).
And thanks for the link, it's wonderful to see what you can do with it such a garment.

Raike said...

I too love this dress!! It looks great on you!! Maxi dresses are my favorite!!

Bunny said...

Fabulous dress. The colors are so elegant.

Charms said...

Another fabulous cuts from you. You always amazed me on how you design your dress, cut and sew them, giving a unique look. You are a one juicy couture charm seam.

Nicki said...

I love this dress and I have been needing a nice racerback pattern. Do you happen to have a pattern for this, I would even be willing to buy.