Regarding Plus Size Aprons

When we had the retail store, we got to see first hand what happens when a plus size woman comes in and shops. They hesitate, they admire and they leave. Even with a full rack of plus size aprons devoted to them, they touch, they linger, look and leave.

We learned that it had nothing to do with our choice of designs, it had everything to do with their own experience. They have long since learned that Plus Size doesn’t guarantee it will fit them and the very act of trying it on to see if it fits, may only leave them feeling embarassed. Commercial Plus size is often size 16 or even 14 and rarely actually fits someone who is large. And as far as standard commercial pattern grading, all I can say is that rarely does a large size woman look comparatively the same as a smaller size woman in an enlarged version of the same garment.

To me, grading doesn’t work for large size women. A large size woman is not a bigger version of a thin person. A woman may have a larger abdomen and hip, but her neck is not the size of her head. Her arm hole doesn’t need to go to her waist. Shoulder seams do not belong halfway down to the elbow. And what ever happened to darts?

I love making Aprons for large women. We make patterns that fit comfortably up to size 4x. The bib width is wider, the skirts have fewer gathers and the ties really reach around. Gathered bodices work great for covering all sorts of shapes. No Tie Aprons fall flat from the shoulder and I find it our most comfortable style. I have always been large and I want to be comfortable in what I wear. I hope other women will be as well.Plus Size No Tie Apron in Vintage Floral 2The dress form in the photo has a 58″ hip and chest. I am proud of how this apron fits,  it drapes a large form very nicely and is so comfortable to wear.

Have a great day!

  14 comments for “Regarding Plus Size Aprons

  1. Megan
    September 19, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    Do you sell your patterns by chance? There is no way I can afford to buy one of your gorgeous aprons, but I have loads of fabric and a sewing machine. Reading your post makes me want to support someone who gets it if possible!

    • September 21, 2019 at 12:25 pm

      We are waiting for patterns to be registered and then will have a second site set up for selling aprons designed that are no longer sold by Vermont Apron Company. We will announce its opening here as soon as it is ready.

      • October 9, 2019 at 12:19 pm

        I’m so happy to hear this. A friend of mine said she would sew one for me if I bought the fabric, but I don’t trust all styles will fit me right. You seem to have a great handle on what a plus-size lady needs. I’m also tall, so that compounds things.

  2. September 14, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    HELP! Is there a picture of the BACK of this apron that I can see before I purchase? Would be a big help. Thank you so much!


    • September 16, 2019 at 5:58 pm

      Thanks for asking. Here is the page to our website that contains all the No Tie Aprons currently offered. They are the same pattern as we used to created the one in the above picture. We have since expanded in More cotton prints, linen, homespun and denim. Let me know if you have more questions. There is a contact button on our website as well.

  3. Tammy Sherwood
    May 13, 2018 at 11:50 pm

    At last! Someone who understands the plus size body shape and the fragility of the plus woman’s ego to have been disappointed so often by the unavailability of beautiful things.

  4. J.D.
    July 6, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    This post should be printed at the bottom of each of your sales pages! I came in from Google and originally left thinking *exactly* what you wrote, “This isn’t likely to fit me.” So glad I landed back here from another link!

    • July 6, 2016 at 9:20 pm

      Thank you, it never occurred to us to do so. But that certainly would help, great idea, thank you!

  5. Terri
    February 4, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    Trying to find this exact one . Is there any available? Just love fabric and cut!

  6. Debi Jenkins
    September 29, 2015 at 12:10 am

    I have been looking for years far an apron just like this! Where can I Find how to instruction and similar Pattern? Being plus size I have never found an apron that fits right and is confortable. I really want to find someone to make them just like this one. Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge. I niw have hooe that soneday i too can have comfortable well fitting aprons

  7. Mechelle Lawrence
    September 4, 2015 at 1:56 am

    Do you sell the pattern for the plus size apron on the dress form in your July 24th newsletter?

    • September 5, 2015 at 1:05 am

      Hello, Thank you for your inquiry. We do not sell any patterns. We design our own and keep them for our own collection of designs.


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