For a while now, I've given some thought to doing a new apron. I have already tried my hand at smocked aprons (first doing it the wrong way, then doing it right but with a colored thread), and though I don't think that I've really gotten the hang of that method, it isn't actually appropriate for the 15th century. Looking around, including over at Larsdatter.com, at a narrow span of years between 1420 and 1440, I've seen very little variation in apron types for women. There is one primary type- a plain, long, wide apron with a waist tie- as well as a rarer type that uses a triangular piece on top that secures at the center chest in some fashion. This later version seems to be pretty task-specific, so in terms of an apron for any use, the simpler apron is the better option.
It's kind of a bummer, really, that an appropriate apron isn't anything fancy, but it does present an opportunity to really take a look at craftsmanship applied to simple construction.
This doesn't really give me much to work with in terms of technical difficulty, unfortunately. I'm wondering if I can also work in a bit of drawn work, like this, to achieve something slightly more special. I've never attempted drawn work, but this seems fairly beginner level.
Not sure I have the linen on hand at the moment, but aprons were almost always white linen, so that shouldn't be difficult to obtain. Plus I've got some modern sewing projects I need to do before the end of next month (for the baby). And my website redesign, which I had to put on hold until we get a bit more settled in.