digital burnside bibs sewing pattern
The Burnside Bibs are not your traditional work overalls. Yes they are comfortable and easy to wear, yet they are much more stylish and feminine than traditional versions. The straps that transition to narrower ties offer many options for how they can be tied. And like so many sewing patterns, we as sewists are able to influence how casual or dressed up they become simply by fabric choice. The pattern comes in two size ranges (0-20 and 18-34), and both are included in your order.
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The Burnside Bibs are not your traditional work overalls. Yes they are comfortable and easy to wear, yet they are much more stylish and feminine than traditional versions. The straps that transition to narrower ties offer many options for how they can be tied. And like so many sewing patterns, we as sewists are able to influence how casual or dressed up they become simply by fabric choice. Choose a fabric with some drape such as Tencel and pair them with a silk blouse and some heels for a dressed up look. Use a more traditional denim or linen and wear them with a tee shirt, sneakers or clogs and take a more casual approach.
This pattern comes in two size ranges: 0-20 and 18-34. When you purchase the pattern you will receive both size ranges with your order. There is no need to select which size range you prefer, as both size ranges are provided in the same .zip file for download.
Options + Features
The Burnside Bibs have two front bib options--a scooped neck or the traditional straight front. Both bibs work with either version #1 or version #2.
Version #1 is a more fitted back pant with back waist darts and an invisible side zipper opening, however, the ties still form a small amount of gathers at the back waist.
Version #2 is a looser back pant that slips on over your hips and does not have a closure to sew. This version is fuller and more gathered in the back. Use your hip measurement to determine your size for version #2.
Both versions also feature a front waistband, curved front patch pockets, optional back pockets, and cross-back straps that transition to narrower ties that thread through back waist belt loops forming back waist gathers. They may be tied in many ways--at the back, front or sides. The legs are somewhat wide and can be made full length or cropped
For a dressy, flowy version use light to mid-weight woven fabrics that are not too stiff and preferably with some drape such as Tencel, linen, wool gabardine, or sandwashed silk. For a more utilitarian and casual look use fabrics such as denim, canvas or cotton twill.
7-9"/18-23 cm invisible zipper (Version #1 only), thread, light-weight fusible interfacing (see fabric requirements for amounts).
Size Chart, Finished Measurements, and Fabric Requirements
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Average rating: (5 of 5) based on 2 reviewsLinen bibsReviewed by Roxy (Verified Buyer) on 08/26/2021My 12-year-old daughter used this pattern to make linen bibs for 4H and she ended up with grand champion textiles and overall grand champion consumer science - lots of great compliments on how well the item was finished and how it fit which is a tribute to a well-written and designed pattern. She used a size 00 and we did not have to alter the pattern at all to fit her shape. Altho I realize it is a relatively shapeless style, the pattern still has to be done correctly for it to drape correctly and fit proportionately. I would have altered the strap directions a wee bit, but it was overall a very well done pattern and easy for my daughter to follow altho she has been sewing for quite a few years. I usually don’t leave reviews for any patterns except Oliver and S or Liesel because none compare to their phenomenal instructions and design, but this was a pretty great pattern and I’ll be making myself a pair of linen bibs in the near future!Was this helpful?First class pattern!Reviewed by Sally (Verified Buyer) on 02/14/2019Wow! I have been sewing for about four years and never before have I had a pattern with instructions as clear as this one. Whereas I may have struggled a little with another patten this one was a breeze and even made my first concealed zip stress free. I’m sure my niece is going to love them. I can not recommend this pattern high enough. Many thanks!3 of 3 customers found this helpful.Was this helpful?