I put the first apron on, a creamy white or ecru, and looked in the mirror to admire my handiwork. Then I stitched lace around the edges of the bib and attatched it to a simple tie with a full apron skirt gathered to the waist. I made them short waisted so they would fit my maternal figure a bit better, and voila, I was set.
She had status. All my half aprons have ruffles around the skirt of the apron and long wide ties.