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 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 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

Tje original Helmut Lang dress: