1- I bought a cheap white apron at Walmart for $6. It was really long so I cut it off to the length I wanted.
3- I hemmed up the edges 1/4'' on both sides. (optional)
4- about 1/2'' down I sewed my gather stitch. If you don't know how to do a gather stitch
5-Gather fabric to your liking
6-Mark on your apron where you want each ruffle. I marked mine each 4'' apart.
7-pin bottom ruffle on and sew onto apron. I have found it is easiest to do the bottom ruffle first and work your way up. Also be sure that your apron Ties aren't in your way. (I have sewed those where I didn't want them a few times)
That's it! Pretty easy! Now the fun part Embellishing the top of your apron. I've sewn appliques (birds, flowers, etc..) or a pocket. But I have been wanting to try some different flowers.
1- for the smallest flower I cut a 2''x45'' strip and hemmed the edges.
2- Do a gather stitch in the middle of your hemmed strip
3-gather up as tight as you like
4-Cut a felt circle about 2''. and glue gun your gathered strip starting on the outside edge working your way to the center.
5-glue gun a cute button, gem, etc....in the center of your fabric flower
The 3 flowers on my apron were 2'', 3'', and 4'' strips glued to 2'', 3'', and 4'' felt circles
And Because I used the glue gun and want to still be able to wash my apron I just safety pinned my flowers to the apron.