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Brainstorming: Violin recital

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    Profile photo of EllenMCMEllenMCM @EllenMCM

    I feel like there has been a thread where people can ask for suggestions before, but I can’t find it. I apologize if I’m being redundant. I like hearing ideas.

    I need suggestions for a violin recital outfit for a 7yo. (She will be playing Allegro, from Suzuki Book 1, which I mention in case that information might be somehow relevant to anyone’s creative process).

    Requirements:

    Pockets

    No detailing around the neck/shoulder that might interfere with the relationship between her chin, the violin, and her shoulder. We’ve tried playing the violin in hoodies and with collars – major disaster. (I don’t think it’s actually impossible for other children, but it is for mine.)

    Recitals at our music school are “formal Sunday best” occasions. One can err on the side of being more formal, but you can’t show up devil-may-care grungy until you’re a teenage virtuoso and can pull off the “my music speaks for itself” thing. So not in Suzuki Book 1.

    I have three weeks.

    What would you do?

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    Profile photo of JilllsJillls @Jillls

    Hide and Seek. It has pockets and no collar.

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    Profile photo of EllenMCMEllenMCM @EllenMCM

    We did H&S for the last two recitals. I’m considering another one, but I’m hesitating because we already have two.

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    Profile photo of BrittneyBrittney @georgeandizzy

    What about the Fairy Tale minus the collar?

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    Not sure if this one will show up as it is set to ‘friends and family’, but I think if you are a flickr o+s member it should. This is one Rebecca made for her daughter’s violin recital: https://www.flickr.com/photos/39449645@N06/8084751383/in/set-72157623710638777

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    Oops, just realized I missed the pocket requirement, you could add inseam pockets.

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    Profile photo of SarviSarvi @Sarvi

    Yup, collarless Fairy Tale, add inseam pockets. We did a white bodice and black skirt to meet our dress code. I did put a collar on mine and it wasn’t an issue, but you know your kid and what works for you.

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    You could make the collarless version of the Library dress. Also, I made a Playdate dress with 3/8-inch tucks on the bib. The tucks start on the line for the ruffle. There are 3 tucks on each side. I made tucks in a length of white fabric and then cut the bib from it. You could do a white tucked bib with buttons down the center and the rest of the dress black. You could use the inseam pocket pattern piece from the Playtime dress. I’ve used it many times for dresses without pockets.

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    Profile photo of Lightning McStitchLightning McStitch @LightningMcStitch

    I recall seeing a collarless School Photo dress and it was lovely.

    Playdate or Playtime would fit the bill too.

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    Profile photo of NicoleNicole @motherof5

    A Family Reunion? In black linen with a white neck and inseam pockets?

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    Profile photo of SarviSarvi @Sarvi

    I think the Playdate comes with pockets already, in fact. All these ideas sound great. Didn’t Nele (spiegelstiksels) do a tutorial for a modified School Photo? Was that one collarless?

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