|The upper pocket area|
When I saw this design (wish I had kept the name of the book I saw it in! So sorry for not being able to give credit), I knew I had to make it. I am such a fan of the clever. And the recycled/repurposed.
Pretty simple: cut the sleeves and upper back away from a basic men's shirt (this one from thrift store, naturally; but I did search carefully for the fabric and design that said "apron" to me); slice the back into 2 halves; hem all the edges nicely; make and attach waist ties (I made mine from the leftover shirt fabric).
My only tweak was to add a couple inverted box pleats to the back waist. I had chosen an XL shirt, because I wanted the longer length. This made it too big around for me, so I debated between gathers and pleats, deciding on the pleats because of the box pleat traditionally at the center back of men's shirts.
Unless you think it needs lower patch pockets? I have the extra fabric, but I am undecided...