Casey helped me pick out the fabric and I finally found a use for one of my favorite fabrics. I picked it up at Hobby Lobby a couple of years ago when we were on a little Hurricane Vacation. The kids and I left our home near Virginia Beach, Virginia and headed inland to Richmond during Hurricane Irene in 2011. It ended up being pretty stormy in Richmond too but I managed to get a little shopping done before the winds picked up. It was my first visit to Hobby Lobby and I couldn't resist this fabric. I currently live very close to a Hobby Lobby and I noticed that they are still selling it.
For the backing I used a Timeless Treasures fabric by Monica Lee, We re Going Places - Dot. The pink apron strings and pocket are Kona Cotton and I think it is Cotton Candy pink.
I found this tutorial and followed it for the most part. I think I adjusted my measurements a little bit.
About a week after the birthday girl received this, I got a picture from her mom of her wearing the apron. She had been working hard (with her dad) to put together a nice dinner (by the fire and with candles!) for her mom and sister after they had been out all afternoon.