• Image of French Hemp Workwear Smock
  • Image of French Hemp Workwear Smock
  • Image of French Hemp Workwear Smock
  • Image of French Hemp Workwear Smock
  • Image of French Hemp Workwear Smock

French work wear shirt tunic
Artist Smock

Antique French chemise from the 19th century.

Entirely hand sewn from natural homespun hemp cloth, Solid rustic texture
Open light cotton collar, heavy gathering at the back and sleeve ends. Gusseted under the arms for ease of movement and open sides at the bottom.
Beautifully made and wonderful piece of French history.
Unisex, Relaxed fit
small PV monogram on front

Bust 48cm
Torso 48cm
Shoulder to shoulder 43cm
Shoulder to waist 93
Sleeve length 51 cm

In surprisingly great condition when you consider its' age and usage. There are some areas of wear in the fabric, just a few unnoticeable holes we have found that add to its vintage character. This strong hemp cloth was made to last for generations, which indeed it has, although now after more than a hundred years of launderings , the fabric is more relaxed than it would have been as new and drapes beautifully.
denim...with wear and washings, it will most likely take on the
old bleu de travail workwear look.

The perfect smock for casual wear, a coverall for artist or potters
or simply as rural chic look

Callie is 5'11