My Review of Burnside Bibs

 

Pattern: Burnside Bibs 

Pattern Description:  

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. 

Sizing: 00-20 

Difficulty:intermediate 

Fabric Used: Sandstone Tan Cotton/Rayon Flannel Twill Suiting from Fabric Mart 

Does it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope? Yes 

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes it was easy to follow 

Likes: I love the style 

Dislikes:  none 

Pattern alterations or any design changes made: I am 5’1” and short-waisted
I cut size 8 and taper down to 4 to make the pants slim. 
Shorten 3” at the crotch for back pants, 
Shorten 1.5” on the bib and facing, 
Shorten 1.5” on inseam 

Would I sew it again? probably   

Would I recommend it to others?  Yes, definitely 

 

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