I did change a couple of things - I made the aprons fully reversible by sewing a contrasting band to both sides, as well as a pocket and towel loop. I also omitted the buttons (I know, hard to believe given my fascination with buttons).
Here are my results:
The first one is a gift for my friend Patt; the second may just make its home with me.
I think I'll be making some more of these in non-Christmas fabrics!