April 7th, 2021

fantastic

Completion

Happily another small project is completed! 

The white, linen apron I've had in the To Do pile for an extended number of months/years has finally been finished. 

A short break to adjust the waistband pinning.
A short break to adjust the waistband pinning.

I didn't use any gathering on the main body of the apron and joined two pieces of linen to make the ties and waist band. I feel that from the amount of piecing we see in extent pieces, I'm sure that piecing the apron together is a reasonable acceptable sewing practice.

Rolled hems and pinned ties.
Rolled hems and pinned ties.

There are a number of apron styles depicted in manuscripts from the 14th century which show a variety of types and decorations. Some appear fairly gathered, others with no gathering at all. One must remember that art really can't be relied on as a construction method, and the amount of gathering or decoration may be indicative of the whims of the artist rather than actual clothing.

Stab stitch ties.
Stab stitch ties.

The edges and hem are a simple rolled edge and hemming stitch and the waistband and ties were a small stab stitch. 

All together, it's made a handy little apron. It took all of a day to make, and I honestly don't know why it hadn't been finished off sooner.

All done now! Success!