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.
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.
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.
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!