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Lets talk Gathering Aprons

Over the course of our business, we have designed two styles of Gathering Aprons. Although they are both considered Gathering Aprons, they are distinctively different. Our first one entitled, Gathering Apron, is essentially a single, large drawstring bag attached to a waistband. The bag opens and closes at your will. It is one contained space inside, the same as any…

Carpet Bag by The Vermont Apron Company

Carpet Bags

   Long ago and not far away, a woman (me) started a business for supplemental income. It turned out to be a pretty good business and served its purpose. The main item was a Carpet Bag she had designed for herself to get her thru college. It had a padded strap for comfort sewn all the way down the bag…

Patterns

I know a lot of you have asked for patterns. We have confirmed that we are, in fact, planning to offer a second website with patterns in a digital download format. (not our current patterns but the dozens of unmarketed designs and previous designs). I just wanted to post an update. We have started the writing process. We are working…

News Update

This is one of those times when I blog simply to update everyone. It feels a bit lame to not include pictures and links. End of year brings responsibilities like inventory, accounting, and the like. It takes up time. At the same time, it also brings a season of quiet thoughtfulness. And it is in this state of mind, that…

Plus Size Women

I love them. I do. Not only am I one, but the entire process of designing for plus size challenges me and quite frankly, challenges are so satisfying and so much fun! I am well aware that there is a grading system for enlarging patterns. I should design for a lovely size 8 and then grade up.  I will not…