I have been meaning to make this apron for ages. The one that Emma Thompson wore in Sense and Sensibility when Edward (Hugh Grant) comes riding up and she is hurriedly trying to get it off to look presentable for him. Here is my version made from an old curtain panel from the forties or fifties and some rough linen.
It is quite fitted around the back with some buttons.
I will wear it with my handmade Jane Austen brooch of course. I have a similar brooch for sale in my Etsy shop.