Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Designer Creates ‘Fashionable’ Dinner Bibs For Old Timers

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Over-sized baby bibs aren’t cutting it anymore with sloppy-eating senior citizens. Now, one Illinois clothing designer is hoping her adult food bibs are easier to swallow.

Joy Murphy figures she’ll wipe up old timers’ complaints about baby bibs with her “Fancy Bibs” – refashioned brand name collared shirts that have had the sleeves taken off and a velcro tab put on the back of the collar for easy on and off ability.

Murphy got the idea for the plaid and print adult-sized food catchers after her mother, who has trouble keeping food in her mouth after suffering a stroke, complained that giant baby bibs were “too heavy” and “not fashionable enough.”

Murphy says, “Just because my mother is elderly doesn’t mean she forgot about style and dignity.”

Although the $19.99 bibs can be worn by themselves, Murphy suggests a sweater or jacket be worn over the bib during public grubfests because, “no one can tell it’s a bib then.”

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