I make this apron for as gift for people: http://jonag.typepad.com/stop_stari...hristmas-gift-from-mean-apron-in-an-hour.html. It looks great on thinner ladies, but not so much on us fuller figured gals. : ) I know that for those who are fuller figured, gathering the fabric would be a great option. My question is, how much fabric would you buy to do this then (not asking about the ties just the front of the apron)? The fabric in the original apron is just a fat quarter. I wear a size 16 and the way it lays on me just looks funny. I am making one for my DDs preschool teacher for Christmas. She is probably a 14 or a 16. Any advice would be appreciated!!!