Swedish Smock Renovation

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kawasemi

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Where the path takes me
After rooting through the loft I found an old Swedish smock I bought years ago. Nice light cotton canvas that will be great for a warm summer evening to keep off the bugs.

I've not called it a snow smock as it is green. I believe it is the original colour as the buttons matched (past tense - you will see why) and the military markings have not been erased. It is also an excellent size to wear over just a t-shirt. Not like the later balloon size smocks.

So, a renovation is on the cards. First job was to remove the buttons. They are going to be replaced with a set of small antler ones. Antler buttons in the UK are phenomenally expensive and not always that well made. I bought a set on Etsy from Lithuania. A well established seller...and they are superb!. Same size as the original plastic ones and each one is matched.

De-buttoned smock.

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In the course of stripping the buttons, I found the military ink stamp under the pocket flap. I hadn't spotted it before - DATED 1942 :woot: The condition of the smock is superb...for almost 80 years old!

smock 2.JPG

I'll update as I go as the renovation continues.

K
 

quietone

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Nice. I have one too. Replaced the buttons with homemade ones out of spalted birch. Recently had it altered to fit me better. It was very loose in places. Fits much better now.
 
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quietone

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Here you go. Found the original thread. They're still intact, after a few hot washes over the years since being added.
 

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kawasemi

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Apologies for the long break in my reply. Life has taken me elsewhere recently.

The seller is AMHornLithuania on Etsy.

 

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