Designing Our New Long Bib Apron

I do miss dressmaking. One of the fantastic things I loved about dressmaking was to take someone and make them look even more beautiful. And aprons are no different. Aprons do not have to be flat rectangles with ties. They afford the same possibilities as anything else in dressmaking. I hope I bring this same mindset to the table when working out a new apron design. I feel like and hope I achieved that in the one we are introducing here.

I am introducing this newest design that we have named for lack of any other satisfying term, the Long Bib Apron.  We took the basic apron form and curved out a waistline, widened the skirt all the way into the bias and beyond thereby wrapping the back. We also eliminated the infamous gaping front bib by ruffling its top edge.


The Vermont Apron Company's new long bib apron is designed to fall gently in folds at the hip. It brings an elegant silhouette to the look of your apron.


There are no ruffled side pockets here, instead we added one large front pocket. This choice allows the skirt its freedom to drape in folds from the hip.  Crafted in denim and twill tape, it’s elegant shape is still well suited to messy work.The long front ties allow you to tuck in a towel for hand wiping.

By wrapping the apron around the back we accommodate our bum wipers. You know, those of you who tell me that you constantly wipe your hands on the butt area of your pants; as compared to the belly wipers and pant leg wipers. This is why we have aprons. With an apron, you can wipe your hands anywhere that you are covered.


The Vermont Apron Company's new Long Bib Apron in denim. The ruffled top stops the bib from gaping.


The photograph that we did not catch was the one that shows the back straps. We always hear you when you tell us that crossback straps are your preference rather than neck ties. In this design, they are even adjustable. You can see those in the next post.

Until then, we hope you enjoy this new design. I think the cut is prettier than a standard flat apron. I know you’ll look pretty wearing it.

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