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A Freya x Lago tank dress (free pattern hack)

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Since summer seems to be catching up with September, I’d like to take this opportunity to show you my Lago dress.

This dress is actually a mix between the Lago tank top from Itch to Stitch (free pattern) and the Freya dress from Tilly and the Buttons.

Basically, I extended the Lago tank top using the bottom of the Freya dress…

Lago Tank Free Pattern Itch to Stitch 1 0 €
Jersey Digital Stenzo Aras Pannel Lulu La Luciole 3 m 15,40 €
Thread Stock 0 0 €
Total     15,40 €

The Lago dress pattern

One day I was browsing on the website of Lulu La Luciole, temple of jersey, and I finally fell in love with this jersey panel coupon (with 1 big pattern to place) featuring a beautiful macaw. 

All that was missing was the corresponding pattern.

After thinking about it and going through my pattern library, I decided I needed a pattern that I didn’t have. And when you don’t have it, you have to buy it and invent it!


3 years ago (how time flies!), I had successfully sewn the Lago Tank. It has been worn many times since, I still love it.

The Lago Tank was used as a base for the top and subtly transitioned to the bottom of the Freya dress. So check out my awesome pattern.

So it’s a high-flying hack.

The Lago Tango (or Lago tank top) pattern from Itch To Stitch is a free, high quality pattern: layers, great explanations, etc.

For those of you who don’t know Itch To Stitch, it’s an English-speaking brand that offers high quality patterns, with a wide range of sizes (here from 30 to 50, American sizes), often with cup options. 

The Lago dress is fitted across the chest, does not mold the waist and flares out at the hips with a swimmer’s back. 

Super easy to wear, comfortable as a nightgown… besides it’s a good idea for a nightgown pattern. 

Right now, it’s more in hiking/beach dress mode during one of my epic treks in the bush in the Greek island of Skiathos.

Sewing the Lago dress

The most complicated part of this project was to take my pattern from 3 years ago and make my little mishmash with the Freya dress pattern.

The sewing of this pattern is super fast and satisfying… although I must point out that this is the 3rd project in a row that I’ve presented WITHOUT pockets. Hah!

If you’ve been following my adventures in Greece, you’ll know I’ve been hot. If not, well at least you SEE it now!

My main regret is that the dress had an accident in the machine with something green or blue or blue-green that rubbed off on my pretty new beige dress.

In the end, nobody cares (except me) so I wear it anyway.


This dress is my summer wild card that I pack in every suitcase and take out whenever I need to get dressed quickly, comfy and without any headaches.

Terribly practical, I may well cook it in other sauces in the future.

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  • 11 September 2021 à 17:03

    Bonjour Miio … je vous ai découvert au cours d’une “traque” aux culottes ! Quel plaisir de vous lire, je me suis abonnée à toute vitesse ..

    Hélas, une des culottes est devenue payante …mais j’ai craqué pour l’Envol

    Je sais pas si j’ai bien fait de vous trouver moi, hihi

    Je découvre votre joli “chezvous” petit à petit . Votre robe est superbe , quelle bonne idée ce mix – Vos réalisations sont très inspirantes .

    je n’arrive pas à télécharger ce top “” lago””, trop nulle an anglais .Je vais réessayer .

    • 14 September 2021 à 10:21

      Hello Moune !
      Quelle culotte est devenue payante ? Ça m’intéresse 😉
      Merci pour tous vos compliments, j’espère que la suite de la découverte vous plaira tout autant !

  • 14 September 2021 à 18:44

    Oh ..Bonjour Mademoiselle, (ça fait plaisir ça , n’est ce pas ?? ) c’est la culotte Léonie vendue sue Makerist , 10,90 euros .. ça fait rager .. mais bon, on peut pas tout suivre à la trace

    Et ouiii, la suite me plaît déjà … je visite vos escapades ds le Morbihan …

    Mon commentaire s’affiche en gras , je ne sais pas pourquoi …

    douce soirée à vous, mademoiselle . Merci pour vos partages



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