I have finished my sewing apron. It was not a quick job but I am really happy with the result. I have used this pattern before but this time I customised the fit to suit me and it is super comfortable to wear.
The fabric is a Japanese screen printed cotton, which was a pleasure to sew. The swing, cross over back means that the shape adjusts to your figure.
And there are no ties to come undone. Because I used a cotton fabric which has a lot of body to it the piece holds it's shape. Now I'm waiting for a sale on a nice linen which I think would drape better. This is based on a free pattern from Tessuti fabrics. ( You can just down load and sticky tape the pages together.) They have very good step by step printed instruction to download as well.
I found 2 You tube tutorials for this apron. The first from Asia, very clear instructions, not a lot of talking and even gives some tips on how to stick all those A4 sheets of paper together quickly. The second from England and she is a bit chattier.
The instructions say "one size fits all" but I made my straps a little longer and increased the size of the pattern by about 1cm all over. I am a size 16 and found this a good fit. If you are larger just lengthen the straps which will give you the extra room in the garment.
Now I can keep all those loose threads under control.