A lot of the characters in this play wear aprons. I think I will be making over nine aprons for the play some will be pinafore like. The three in this post are for Hanna the servant and family friend. She is supposed to have four aprons but I have not made the last one yet. These aprons I am purposely re-purposing old items as the March family and Hanna are not supposed to have money for new things. So these are made out of old faded bed sheets a few have little holes in them and so on.
The gray apron is the first one the character Hanna will wear. It is meant to be reminiscent of the military stripes the men wear. It is made from a gray sheet that had zero embellishments on it. The ribbon i used at the waist and hem was a piece of gross grain two toned ribbon I saved from a gift someone gave me. There is velvet ribbon on the pockets same ribbon used for Jo's red dress from Act 1. The black cord you see is southache braid again. The buttons on the collar are antique jet buttons and true to period. The flowers you see are made out of double sided satin ribbon with 7 bead centers.
I am giving each apron at least 1 pocket some two so that the actors have places to put props they will use on stage like unlit candles and handkerchiefs and things of that sort.
Usually in a play you do not put your backside to the audience,. But just in case that happens I wanted the back to be just as interesting as the front on the aprons sometimes more so.