Hi kitty! I didn't realize he was in the shot! Weird how many sewing bloggers are cat ladies. Anyway, I sat and unpicked all the stitches...NOT! I cut the dress apart at the seams. It's an APRON people. Sorry, I didn't mean to yell.
I got rid of the weird elastic shirred waistband.
Also cut the bottom ruffle into two pieces lengthwise, not quite equal widths. One piece became the waistband and ties and the other piece went back on the bottom because I thought it was a little short without.
I actually put the top band back on the way it was and angled and stitched down the ties to tie like a halter instead of going down the back like it was made to do. For the picture I clipped on a pair of vintage earrings for some sass.
It's possible I may add a little ruffle or pockets or something in the future but for now I like it the way it is. It just happens to be Christmas colors which is also cool. Okay, here it is: