A quick post to share my first day of school outfit. Teach 3rd grade and love teaching reading, so this fabric from Girl Charlee was one I had my eye on forever. Lots of cute scarves and such were made from it but for some reason I really wanted a dress.
All the while I was wondering if the choice was a little too Ms. Frizzle, but I teach 8 year-olds, and they eat this stuff up. If it came off as a bit costumey, they would love it all that more. I think between the dress style- Colette Moneta, a favorite of mine that I have yet to blog- and the styling it worked ok. I got a lot of compliments and I think the dress is really fun! My students loved it, and I think it gave them a view into who I am as a teacher.
One word of caution if you want to use this fabric for your very own Ms. Frizzle impression: it has very little stretch. Luckily the size I chose for my Moneta was big in the bodice, because it barely fit. Luckily it did fit, since I made it the night before school started! Nothing like saving our homework until the last minute.
As a teacher you think I'd know better!