If you don’t get the reference in my title, you’re missing out on a fantastic read-aloud with your children. I highly recommend checking it out of your library this week. It’s one of the Emma and Mary’s favorites.
So, this pottery smock obviously isn’t Jennifer Turkington’s, but it is mine! I get covered in glaze and muddy clay when I work, so an apron of some sort has been on the brain for awhile. When I was working at the college a few weeks ago, I saw a school-issue royal blue smock hanging on the back of the door. Not much exciting about it, except for the wonderful pattern. So I swiped it for the day, traced it, modified a bit, and then made it a little more me.
It is made out of a gigantic thrifted linen tablecloth I found here. with two pockets in the front, cotton tape ties at the sides, and bias tape (which I’m slightly obsessed with at the moment).
By the way, I have yet to find the ‘sweet spots’ for taking pictures in our new place…and I’m especially horrible at taking the mirror shots. we won’t talk about how many it took to get this pathetic shot.
13 comments on “Jennifer Turkington’s pottery smock”
Sweet work apron! I’ve tried the “taking photographs of yourself in the mirror” and my photos stink!
get out in the lawn, at the very least so your neighbors can gawk at you. oh wait, i dont think you have any right? oh well. that is a pretty sweet smock. i have been thinking a lot about your studio and needs, any thing else on that list that nosey friends should know about?
lovely smock. i think i need a “puttering” one… and that banner – suhweet!! off to the library now for slinky…
so i put that book on hold – looks like there’s more than one about slinki – are the others as good?
Looks great Molly. I but you will be the envy of the school when you go there!
That book is so fantastic. We have it memorized and Bea tells it to me in her hilarious language on our walks. Whenever she sees yarn she twists it around her legs and says “tangled up middle and glue on his face.”
And I love the design for your pottery smock with those ties on the side. It makes me want to make one and then take up a hobby where I need to get good and dirty.
What a great smock! I think your self portrait looks fine. I do the “picture in the mirror” thing all the time.
excellent looking apron!pretty and yet functional,how can it get better than that!:)
this is really cute Molly, the colors will be perfect for the patina of pottery work, I’m sure. I am loving task aprons these days, although I wish I looked cuter in them. I just can’t make them work for me. My kids look cute in them though.
Wonderful! Love the simple style. And as for taking mirror shots..this one of you is just fine! The ones I have tried are not even remotely usuable, not a one.
I love those colors on the smock Molly. I know what you mean about finding the perfect spot in your home to take those great photos. I actually found the place for good lighting but it’s a bare white wall with an outlet always in the picture so not a cute photo place.
what a cheery smock! I have the same red and white floral fabric and it is one of my favorites!
LOVE your new smock! Especially that red floral–perfect 😉