Breezy Burnside Bibs

Today I have my Burnisde bibs to share with you! The pattern is by Sew House Seven and are billed as a stylish, comfortable and easy to wear overall which can be styled up or down depending on your fabric choice.

The pattern has two versions #1 being slightly more fitted at the waist and requires darts and an invisible zip, #2 is a looser fit and has more gathering at the back of the waist and no darts or zips to faff around with. You also have two options of bib style and two lengths to choose from. Couple that with the variety of fabrics you can use for them (linen/denim/canvas/tencel/cotton/garbedine) and here you have a versatile pattern.

I was also very pleased to see that Sew House Seven have recently released this design as part of their curvy collection in sizes 18-34 .

Burnside Bibs Line Drawings

I choose to make version #1 with the curved bib, fitted pants back and cropped leg.

My current measurements are B36 W30 H41 so after reviewing the size chart I cut a size 10. Note I’m 5ft9 and I didn’t add any length to the legs or rise which I normally would do.

I used a 55% linen /45% cotton mix which I purchased from Lamazi Fabrics in light grey, this particular colour has sold out but at the time of writing they have some other colours available.

Curved bib detail

Rear of the slightly fitted version #1

The construction of the garment was very straightforward, I didn’t encounter anything problematic. I was slightly concerned that they might be a little tight and I was cursing myself for not increasing the length of the rise whist I was making them, but they tuned out to be a great fit. Sometimes I’m a bit too keen to see how they will look before I actually get there.

I’m really happy with the completed garment and I would thoroughly recommend the pattern no matter what your skill set. Version 2 is particularly great for advanced beginners – you can make an easy fitting pair of overalls without the need for fiddly fastenings.

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