What is the difference between a Limon Dining Drapron® and an ordinary kitchen apron?
The answer is - a huge amount.
A kitchen apron is a very simple item, single layer and generally only has 6 pieces – that is including the neck and side ties and a label.
The Limon Dining Drapron® is a much more complicated garment to make and requires more dressmaking skills than a kitchen apron does. It has 10 pieces and that is without side ties! The standard Limon Dining Drapron® doesn’t have ties because it is designed to be worn whilst seated and it drapes over the knee. The ties are therefore unnecessary and to fasten them would only cause the wearer discomfort. (They also tangle in the wash which can be very frustrating for a busy carer.) (They are however, available with ties if required.)
A kitchen apron would generally have more or less straight seams whereas the Limon Dining Drapron® has a shaped neckline and sides. The neckline is shaped so it fits nicely round the neck, which is where many spills occur. If it were not shaped it would not be as effective or comfortable.
The Limon Dining Drapron® has three layers of fabric in the top half – two layers of the print fabric with absorbent towelling sandwiched between.
Every Limon Dining Drapron® is handmade by highly skilled seamstresses (at the moment that would be ourselves) so each one is individual and made with the same love that we made them for our own mother. We want the wearer to really enjoy wearing their Dining Drapron® and feel valued.
The fabrics we use are of high quality as we know they will probably get a lot of laundering.
So you can see that the delightful Limon Dining Drapron® is definitely not a kitchen apron (and is certainly not a bib).
Can skin still be inspected whilst using a Shower Drapron®?
Skin can become very delicate as we get older and carers need to be able to check skin integrity. This can still be done even when the person in your care is wearing a Shower Drapron® as it can be carefully lifted (with the permission of the wearer). It may possibly make it easier in some cases as people tend to be more at ease when wearing a Shower Drapron®.