Although I wear gloves when I play in the dirt, I still have a tendency to brush my hands off on my pants (or dress), so I have gotten in the habit of wearing an apron, especially when in the greenhouse.
I wore a hole clear through the front portion of my apron last year and intended to sew up a new one, and even picked up some great fabric, but like so many things, the project got shelved when winter arrived.
Here it is finally finished, my new gardening apron (modeled by Persephone):
Big ties in the back.
Pockets big enough to hold a pair of gloves or stuff with seed packets.
I love making aprons, it's one of those times when my love for sewing can overlap my other loves, like gardening and cooking!
HERE is the pattern I used.