The purple dress has lines of chain (red), running stitch and broken chain (blue) and blanket stitch (green) done in wool thread. This wool thread is batch dyed with natural dyes, although not by me. I bought the thread at a close out sale at a local embroidery store. I went a little wild with the grey tunic and embroidered some cats, I really don't think this is a period motif, I just really liked it and felt the look was OK. The cats are done in the same thread, the outline is in stem stitch (green) with chain stitch detailing (blue) and green running stitch accents. The different apron dresses also have different strap methods. The grey one has loops on the front and long loops on the back and the brooches go through both loops. I am not sure I like this, it makes the brooches sit too high for my taste. The purple apron dress has worked eyelets in the front and the long loops on the back. This makes the brooches sit in a more pleasing (to me) place. I have also done an apron dress with the straps sewn rather than pinned and I find this more comfortable than either loop method. The brooches are from Raymond's Quiet Press and have very cool 3D horses that stand up from the brooches so you can weave ribbons from your brooches.
Here is the outfit mostly together! Although it feels really strange to me to wear early period, it is comfortable and fun to wear.