Quiana suggested a set of accessories, including an infinity scarf. And if I have some left over fabric, maybe I can make one of her suggestions. I love MoHub's idea of a sheath with a big collar, but I wear dresses so infrequently. I really want an everyday garment. So, Jonatha's shrug with a snazzy dress of a different fabric won't work either. Actually the shrug isn't a bad idea, but I have more fabric than that. Celestine and Christina both suggested a cardigan/simple loose jacket ala Vogue. And that's what I'm going for.
And while I could make the pattern from scratch, I don't have time really. And why should I when there are so many great patterns out there. Ever since I learned how to make patterns of my own, I'm more willing to pay for a good commercial pattern. Making a pattern takes so much time!
Let's hear it for stylish "at home" clothes.