July 9, 2013
I found this vintage smock at an estate sale. I bought a bunch of craft supplies and doo-dads at this sale, all the while wishing I had somehow known the woman whose house I was in. I think she and I would have been good friends.
This was definitely a home-sewing project. The poor old thing is in pretty bad shape. The fabric is very weak. I mended several rips and open seams. When I hung it up to photograph, I noticed that the smocking on one side has let go. So I'll fix that up, too.
But for now, I'm just chuckling about the Van Gogh print fabric, and enjoying the wonderful buttons. Such a fun, fun little smock. I'm a reluctant to wear it often though, because I don't think it'll survive too many more washings!