I think it’s called a smock. It’s a kind of apron that women wear over their clothes when they’re cooking or maybe even doing house work. No sleeves, with pockets and snaps down the front. Like a really short house dress.
My Auntie Vee used to wear them, and when I pulled this smock that someone sent me, off my shelf, I thought of her.
I think it’s from the 1970’s although I don’t know for sure, but it looks like 70’s fabric to me.
I didn’t plan on making so many potholders, but once I got going, I couldn’t stop. The only reason I did finally stop making them was because I ran out of fabric.
They still need to be sewn together and made into potholders. Once they’re all finished( sometime next week probably, I’m waiting for some insulated batting that I ordered.) I’ll be selling them in my Etsy Shop.
4 thoughts on “Smock Potholders”
wow! quite a creative streak brought on by the smock.beautiful potholders.just seeing them in a photo made me smile.
when i was a kid i remember seeing the older women wearing what your describing.
my granma wore aprons that had a loop that went over head and tied in the back. sometimes when she was doing dishes i would sneak up behind her and untie the apron ties. she would scold me by using my full name but i could hear the smile in her voice.
I’m sure your lovely ‘ smock ‘ potholders will bring back memories for many people. and just maybe the smock will come back in style. it sure was useful esp. with the pockets.
I can imagine you untying your grandma’s apron Alexa. What a sweet scene. Glad to bring back those memories.
Oh Lordy, Maria, I can see my mother plain as day wearing her smock to cashier in my dad’s meat market. I had totally forgotten about those dang things. Kept the clothes clean. Thanks for a walk down memory lane.
I had forgotten about them too Janet. I love resurrecting these everyday memories that get lost through time.