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#pocketwin: Lagenlook Aprons
While researching something else, I stumbled across lagenlook aprons. These come in nice fabrics with big pockets, and are designed to be worn over other clothes.  They differ from kitchen aprons in that they are meant as fashion wear, not just for messy tasks; but they still add pockets for practicality.  Alas, they are also ruinously expensive; see examples from America and England.

However, aprons are among the easiest garments to make. Even if you can't sew, you could probably make one with fabric glue or ironing tape. You just take a rectangle of fabric, taper the top if you wish, put a wide strip across the bottom and make channels to divide that into pockets, then attach a neck loop or ties and waist ties.  You can actually put a lot more pockets than that, but remember weight; the more pockets you want, the heavier the fabric needs to be.  For a lightweight fashion fabric like calico, one bottom row is probably plenty.  With denim, you can trick it out like a carpenter's apron if you want to.

Here are some patterns so you can make your own tie-on pocket garment:

https://www.hgtv.com/design/make-and-celebrate/handmade/make-a-no-sew-waist-apron

https://shop.mybluprint.com/sewing/article/how-to-sew-an-apron/

https://www.threadsmagazine.com/2012/01/16/free-patterns-for-three-apron-styles

https://abeautifulmess.com/2018/01/sew-your-own-half-apron.html

https://weallsew.com/charming-pocket-apron/

https://www.allfreesewing.com/Aprons

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From: rhodielady_47 Date: June 28th, 2019 10:36 am (UTC) (Link)
Here's a tunic pattern that reminds me of the Lagenlook tunics:
Simplicity Pattern 8640
I so wish I could find the fabric that the Lagenlook clothing is made of.
Lots of free sewing patterns out there and sewing patterns are often put on sale as well. (I have a gi-normous collection of sewing patterns in my size so I dare not buy any new ones.)
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ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: June 28th, 2019 02:29 pm (UTC) (Link)

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>> Here's a tunic pattern that reminds me of the Lagenlook tunics:
Simplicity Pattern 8640 <<

That does look similar.

>> I so wish I could find the fabric that the Lagenlook clothing is made of.<<

I've seen the aprons in heavy gauze and corduroy. Really you just need a fabric that'll hold its shape when the pockets are full.
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