When I read Kristine's blog about a first-day-of-school outfit for herself, I realized I don't have one! (Sewing's been on the back-burner this week as I start tackling summer school work and my own kid's last week of summer.) Then I was at JoAnn's and ran across this Robert Kaufman fabric that I remembered I wanted to buy. I've seen lots of music-themed fabric but this is the first piece that "spoke" to me (anyone watch PR this week? - feel kinda funny using that phrase now!). It's the first fabric that I could actually see myself wearing (as a HS music teacher) instead of using for a bulletin board background.
But what do I make?
1. Practical but obvious - a shirtdress. Easy, but kinda LOUD. Do I want the garment to wear me???
2. Practical but subtle with extra points for wearabilty - a blouse, possibly with ruffles? I've got lots of separates that would work with this piece. Can't you just see this with a black suit? - just a hint of my sense of humor peeking out for a performance.
Maybe I have enough for a blouse and a jacket.
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