Chicken scratch seems to be popular these days. Here is an apron that I stitched over 50 years ago! The chicken scratch stitch at the waist band actually goes through 3 layers, to create pleats and therefore "cinch-in" the top of the apron. My Aunt Helen showed my sister and I how to do this stitch, and then supervised us while we stitched our aprons. I think we were not happy girls, because we wanted to be playing in the summertime, and not spending our time stitching aprons!