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.The 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.
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I have at least three, no four of your plus size aprons and I LOVE them!!! I am very excited to try out the terry one. What a great idea! Especially for washing up hands while cooking. I don’t know if terry is the right cloth for it, but adding “potholder pockets” to either side end of the front inside could give you a quick way to grab stuff out of the oven. Just a thought!!
Thank you so much for the feedback!
Do you make any plus-size long snap-front cobbler aprons in denim or twill? I love my snap-front aprons, but the colors available (like those from AmeriMark) are horrible and the pockets are not sturdy enough or deep enough to hold my heavy cell phone and other items.
We do not. The amount of yardage that it takes to make a proper plus size apron, causes the overall cost to be so much higher then the cheap ones found online, that we feel that they would never sell in comparison. For overall coverage, we do sell a lot of Smocks. They provide coverage and also have really sturdy pockets. They also have enough of a design that they look good when worn.
Let me know if you have more questions,
I would like to know the price for regarding Plus size Aprons? Full langth one ?
You can shop at our website http://www.vermontapron.com
Wow, this is exciting! I wish others would show the same interest in customer satisfaction. Thank you, now where do I order it?
The website is http://www.vermontapron.com. Here is the link to the No Tie Apron page.
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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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Thank you, it never occurred to us to do so. But that certainly would help, great idea, thank you!
Trying to find this exact one . Is there any available? Just love fabric and cut!
Hello, This fabric is no longer available but the cut is the same. It is the Plus Size No Tie Apron.
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
Hi Deb, you can find the aprons on http://www.vermontapron.com.
Do you sell the pattern for the plus size apron on the dress form in your July 24th newsletter?
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.