When I was doing A level Art I had an art teacher who cultivated the eccentric art teacher image. She wafted around wearing a dark blue loose fitting art overall, strings of beads and a loose wispy bun. I don't remember her ever actually teaching me anything. Instead I was just left to paint innumerable still lifes. She would just hand over some money and send me to buy aubergines for my still life, always pronouncing it in a cod french accent. Once I arrived at art college it became rapidly apparent that I had been taught nothing at A level, except how to stretch out a trip to the greengrocer's shop into an excellent skiving opportunity.
Any how, this latest make is a dress, called the Art Teacher Dress. It is from Autumn/Winter Ottobre 2014. I had completely overlooked this pattern until recently. A number of little seeds planted in my mind, I have a love of sack dresses and the ease with which they make an everyday outfit. I recently read this post on anti-fit fashion on http://meandorla.co.uk/ I saw some lovely sack style dresses on the Toast website. I have been pinning sack dresses. Then I was in a shop with a friend and saw similar sack dresses. They were selling for over £50 so I had a little think to myself, went home and had a skim through my Ottobre collection to see what I could find.
I actually have made another version but will have to share that another day. How do other people feel about sack dresses and shapelessness?