I don't know about you but if I'm going to wear an apron, I want it to be half size so that I can take it on and off easily without having to go over my head. I also want it to be somewhat absorbent so that I can wipe my hands on it. Lastly, my husband always teases me that I carry things around and set them down random places - so having some pockets would be a huge plus. I saw a couple of cute patterns for half length aprons online but then I had a great idea...why not make the apron from a kitchen towel? So I bought a pack of kitchen towels on Amazon and started figuring it out.