The uniform of the American suburban housewife in 2012 can be accurately described using one completely nonsensical word: Lululemon. Even though I don’t wear workout wear, well, ever, I can’t help but be intimately familiar with their entire line. Why, you ask? Because every single person I ever talk to is wearing it. It could be worse, but it’s a bit like h”invasion of the body snatchers”.
Anyway, Lululemon makes this really cute top that’s longer in the front, shorter in the back, and the back is pleated into a lower band. My eveningwear project is bogging me down a bit, so I figured I would use this top as a starting point for a quick project.
The pattern is based on a Burdastyle pattern from 03. I slashed and spread the back, shortened it, and added the band. Then sewed it up and now I’m wearing it. I paired it with this skirt.
The garment that I based this on has a very loose fit. If I decide that I really like this one, I may make another with more ease built in, in a beefier fabric.
Black is really hard to photograph, so apologies for the photos.