January - February 2013
A handsewn, fine linen apron for 17th C peasant wear. My goal is to emulate aprons worn in tavern scenes like this. Mine ended up 32" wide by 35.5" long with 3/16" hems. It's stroke-gathered into a 13" waistband and ties with cotton twill tape.
David Teniers the Younger, 1650: detail from Peasants Merry-Making
Museo del Prado, Madrid
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