Friday, June 15, 2018

Burnside Bibs

Sew House Seven's Burnside Bibs made from Style Maker Fabrics' Tencel Denim


This project was so fun to make from the start to the finish.  These Burnside Bibs are not only fun  to make, they are  fun to wear. 



Sew House Seven's Burnside Bibs made from Style Maker Fabrics' Tencel Denim


I purchased the pattern from Style Maker Fabrics and the fabric is a Washed Tencel Denim 8 oz Cobalt  (looks like it is sold out) with a Rib Jersey Knit for a Nikko Top

Sew House Seven's Burnside Bibs made from Style Maker Fabrics' Tencel Denim - side view


This is one of those patterns, I wavered back and forth on.  Do I make this?  Am I told old for this style, 50-something nana, trying to dress too young?  Then the more I saw finished Burnside Bibs on Instagram and on blogs, the more I knew I wanted to make them.  To heck with the rules and ideas, I think they are cute and I am going to make them and wear them proudly!

I started these the last week of May and then we had all the girls home and all the grandbabies here for a long  weekend.  On Sunday, everyone left girls home then  Mike and I for a week away - a work and fun trip.  I came home Sunday and went back to work on them.  Finishing Monday evening, the last step was the back pockets.  I didn't want to put them on until I could completely try on the bibs.  The line drawing on the pattern instruction booklet is a great resource on how the pockets look.  To me they looked low, I did raise them about an inch
Sew House Seven's Burnside Bibs made from Style Maker Fabrics' Tencel Denim - back view

Sew House Seven's Burnside Bibs made from Style Maker Fabrics' Tencel Denim - back view


Now to some construction details and sizing details.  First I really spent some time looking at many different Burnside Bibs to decide on size and style.  I decided Version #1 with the invisible zipper would be the best look for me.

I went with a size 8 for the most part, just tapering from the hips to the waist to a size 10.  I did cut the upper edge of the pants section at the size 12, adding some extra length to the crotch.  I also added 2" to the length, that was a bit much.  To compensate for this, I just took a deeper hem.
Sew House Seven's Burnside Bibs made from Style Maker Fabrics' Tencel Denim


This tencel denim was perfect for the bibs, nice weight and easy to sew.  I didn't get a good photo of the invisible zipper but everything from the front and back matched perfectly.  I did use the folded method for the long ties, much easier than turning right side out.

The Sew House Seven's instruction booklet is so nice to have when making  these bibs and the instructions are amazing.  I did purchase the printed pattern and let me tell you it was quite nice not having to tape a pdf together.

The pattern envelope's photo has the straps going straight down. the shoulders.  I tried that first but the straps on my shoulders kept falling down.
Sew House Seven's Burnside Bibs made from Style Maker Fabrics' Tencel Denim - back view with straps straight down from shoulders

While taking photos, I changed the straps and crossed them like the line drawing.  I do prefer this look.  And look, oops, I missed a belt loop!  LOL
Sew House Seven's Burnside Bibs made from Style Maker Fabrics' Tencel Denim- back view with straps crossed


So these bibs are a big winner, the look, the pattern, the fit and the instructions. 

Sew House Seven's Burnside Bibs made from Style Maker Fabrics' Tencel Denim



4 comments:

  1. Hi Lori, these look great. I have my fabric and pattern ready to go :-)
    Lisa

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  2. I saw these during PR weekend on one of the members. She made them long and in a green linen and they look super chic. I also like your shorter hem which gives them a fun look. This 50 something is also planning on making them ;-)

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  3. These. Are. AWESOME.

    I've had this pattern for sooooo many months. Like you, I hesitated buying it because of the age thing...then I bought it and hesitated sewing it, LOL. It is now on the top of my list.

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  4. Love your bibs,Lori.
    What do you mean by "use the folded method for the long ties"? Which method is that?

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