Maternity and/or artist's smock, either way this is a darling pattern from the 1950's and 1960's! I remember getting a package in the mail from my mother and was surprised and thrilled when I opened it to find she had made for me two of these smocks, both in blue—one medium blue plaid and the other a soft pastel.
As I awaited the birth of my first child, I felt like a princess in my pretty new smocks. My mom was such a sweetheart! She cherished every single day for what it was and took every opportunity to celebrate her children and show her love for us. Even with six children, she found time to create wonderful memories for each of us and often for others as well. Miss you, Mom.