For challenge 5 of the historical sew a long I kept it simple. Working from what I had in my stash I decided to create an apron. I started with a 45" width of fabric marked dots an inch apart and then counterpane 'smocked' the waist area. I then used some left over bias binding to neaten the top edge and create the waist ties.
The Challenge: 5 - peasants and pioneers
Fabric: white polycotton 45" wide
Pattern: I didn't use a pattern it was freehand.
I was inspired by this apron.
Year: I'm not sure. It could probably pass for most eras I think (if you ignore the fabric content).
Notions: from my stash left over bias binding. embroidery thread.
How historically accurate is it? As its not tied to a particular year I'll let you tell me that.
Hours to complete: It was very quick I'd say roughly 15hours
First worn: erm...ages ago. I've forgotten.
Total cost: free as I used everything from my leftover stash