The pattern and directions were from Amy Butler's In Stitches: More Than 25 Simple and Stylish Sewing Projects. I got the fabric from Joanns and this is actually a Joann's Exclusive Print. So rusty in my sewing and a perfectionist at the same time, this took me 3 days to complete. Once it was done, I was very happy with it. I wore it out on Independence day as if it was a skirt. Got lots of looks and smiles. No I was not only wearing the apron. I had it over a pair of Levis (so American, right?) and a plain white shirt. If I were to sew another one, I would make it shorter as it was just a bit too long for me as I am only 5' 4". If you are taller than that, then the length would be perfect for you.