I decided I was going at this apron the wrong way.
Why wad the apron up and throw it in the corner when the instructions are the problem?
I took those instructions and crammed them in a drawer and just did what I wanted with the apron.
It turned out okay. It could use some adjustments on the straps in the back, but otherwise, it's a cutie.
It looks better on a body. The inset at the bottom is ruffled and because I haven't ironed it yet, it hangs a little funny. I either need a dressform or a model.