The Vaappi-dress has an A-lined skirt and is flattering on most women bodies. It fits good on both petite women and plus size women. If you have a so called apple body shape, my standard dress model might not flatter your body like it should, but do not despair if you really like to have a Vaappi-dress, I have a wide A-lined dress model that fits perfectly to apple shaped bodies, and I can sew almost any of the Vaappi-jersey dresses in this model (see pictures further down).
Most Vaappi-dresses can be ordered in sizes from XS (European size 36) - 3XL (European size 56). The Vaappi-skirts come in the sizes XS-XL.
Every dress can be ordered in the the sizes XS-XL, but for larger sizes I do not normally sew my standard dress model with jersey skirt. Having a plus size body myself, I have first hand experienced with which fabrics that looks good on my body, and which fabrics I should stay clear of. This is because the jersey fabrics 'clings' more to the body, than jeans- or twill-fabrics, and most plus size women have their 'problem areas' around the stomach- and butt-area and should have a bit more 'stiff' fabric over these areas.
The dresses I sew have good sizes, compared to several manufactures and brands. However this does not mean that there are unlimited space in the dress above the stomach area, so If you want a dress with a skirt that has more width over the stomach-area, that is not a problem, I can sew a dress with a skirt that is a bit wider /more A-line formed than my standard pattern.
Here you can see how the dresses looks on different body sizes, I also give you the measurements for the different bodies, so you can compare with your own measurements, if you are uncertain on which size you need. Unfortunately I do not have pictures that shows the Vaappi dresses in all body sizes, I am missing pictures (and measurements) that shows the dress on women wearing the size 3XL.
Having said that, the different dress sizes corresponds with the following dress number sizes, and you should choose a size that corresponds with the number size you normally use:
I've gotten the chart conversion from sizeguide.net. Please observe that these size charts are only guides to helping you find the right dress size. Unfortunately sizes may differ notably between different clothing manufactures and brands.
Here you can see the Vaappi-dresses on different body sizes and see the measurements for their bodies:
This is Inger Lise, she uses the size 36 (XS) in the dresses I sew
This is Krista. She uses the size 38 (S) in my Vaappi-dresses.
This is my beautiful mom, Gerd, she uses 40/42 (M) in the Vaappi-dresses
This is Anine, she uses the size 40/42 (M) in the Vaappi dresses
This is Rita, she uses the size 44/46 (L)
This is Anne Gro, she uses the size 48 (XL)
This is Silje, she uses the size 48 (XL) in the Vaappi dresses
This is me, Jeanette, I use the size 50/52 (2XL) in the dresses I sew
Measure yourself and compare measurements
The dress sizes are fairly accurate with the dress size you see in the chart conversion above, S equals the European 38, the UK 12 and the USA 10 (But as mention, sizes may differ notably between different clothing manufactures and brands...) If you are uncertain on which size you need in the Vaappi-dress, you can measure yourself and compare your measurements with the measurements for the women above. But remember; luckily none of us are created in the exact same form, so if you normally use the USA size 10, you will probably not have the exact same measurements as my friend Krista who uses the size S in my dresses.
This picture shows where you should measure:
A: From the middle of the shoulder to 2 cm under the breasts. B: Over the breasts. C: 2 cm under the breasts. D: Over the belly bottom. E: Over the hips
It can be difficult to calculate which size you need only from the measurements of the dresses. The chest piece of the dress will for example not be as long as your measurement from the middle of your shoulder to below your breasts, since I use stretch fabric/jersey. When you are choosing the dress size, it should be based on which number size you normally use (like 10,12 and so on). However, here is the measurements for the Vaappi dresses that has two parts (seam underneath the breasts):
The measurements are in cm
The dresses that are made in all jersey, and does not have a chest- and a skirt-piece, have the same measurements from the top, to just above the waist, but have a tiny bit wider skirt than the two pieced dress.
Apple body shape
As I mention initially, my standard dress model may not be flattering on apple body shapes, but I have a perfect dress model for this body shape.
As you can see the dress on the left, that has seem above the breasts and a wide A-lined skirt, is really flattering on this apple shaped body.
If you have problem finding dresses that fit your body, this can be a perfect dress for you. Don't hesitate to contact me, perhaps I can sew a perfect dress for you :)
The Vaappi-skirts come in the sizes 36-48 and you can choose whether you want 'single waist' on the skirt or 'folded waist'. I've experienced that most of my customers, who earlier bought skirts with 'folded waist' (Earlier this was the only option), are now buying skirts with 'single waist'. If you are a slim woman, and especially if you are petite, I recommend 'single waist'. The measurements of the 'single waist' is: 8 cm, 'folded waist' is: 16 cm.
Here are the measurements of the skirts, the length is from the waistband and down, so the total length of the skirt is + 8/16 cm, depending on which waist you choose:
The measurements are in cm
Not sure which size you need or custom made dress?
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you are in doubt of which size you need, or if you need a custom made dress regarding the size. Perhaps you need a dress that are smaller on top and have a wider skirt, or perhaps you need a dress that are shorter or longer than the standard measurement for your dress size? I'm here to help you, and will do my best to make a dress that is perfect for you <3
Big smile from Jeanette