A few weeks ago, one of my daughter’s best friends turned 5. The first time she came to our house to play with Casey I was eating a grapefruit and she said, “Giada likes grapefruit.” After I processed that for a few seconds, I said, “Giada from the Food Network?” It was indeed the same Giada. This little girl loves the Food Network and loves to cook and pretend to cook. For Christmas, her mom mostly got her fun cooking tools, utensils and gadgets. As her birthday was coming up, I was keeping an eye out for fun kitchen things but I knew she already had quite a collection. It finally dawned on me that I could make her an apron.
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.