I love this pattern! I have made it a few times before and it's always a crowd pleaser. Last time I made it I used a bright floral cotton and bias binding like it called for. This time I did it in a quilting cotton and bag lined it in muslin and added jumbo ric rac. I used a button tab to close it instead of the bias trim neck ties too.
I changed the pockets to make them deeper and added a couple narrow pockets for paint brushes. Then I filled the pockets with art supplies. I think this will be a great birthday present.