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Jennifer Turkington’s pottery smock

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.

Smock_on_2

Pocket

Side_ties

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.

Smock_on_2

Pocket

Side_ties

13 comments on “Jennifer Turkington’s pottery smock”

  1. 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?

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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