Component Entry, Female

Apron, pleated

TitleApron, gathered
Entry #GGC2021.017
Alternate NamesApron
Year1000-1600 CE
Time range1000-1600 CE
Erahigh Medieval, Late Medieval
Countries/culturesWestern European, Central European
MakerVincent De Vere,
ConfidenceImage Example


Apron made from one yard of linen fabric featuring honeycomb pleating decoration.                                    


This apron is made from three pieces with two long narrow strips sewn into the waistband and one large rectangle decorated with honeycomb pleating.

Aprons are easily constructed accessories that are also functional accessories to use with your SCA clothing.  They can easily be made in a few minutes by machine or just a couple hours by hand.  They add to the completeness of an ensemble by adding another layer to the look.  They are also very functional in protecting the clothing beneath it.

The honeycomb pleating makes this apron appear much more complex but the decoration can be done in a few hours of work and makes a much more decorative accessory.  

Inspiration Images

Common Materials

  • Fabrics:
    • Linen  

Effective Substitutions

  • Fabrics:
    • linen blends
    • Linen
    • cotton
    • cotton blends

Ensemble Components




woodcut Tailor and Seamstress by Erhard Schon, 1525-1530

These are images from the The German single-leaf woodcut, 1500-1550, Max Geisberg ; rev. and edited by Walter L. Strauss, New York : Hacker Art Books, 1974.

Source of Period PicThe German single-leaf woodcut,
Model Vincent de Vere
PhotographerVincent De Vere

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