Burnside Bibs

Sew House Seven


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Buy the Burnside Bibs sewing pattern from Sew House Seven. 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, you can 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 heels for a dressed up look. Use a more traditional denim or linen and wear them with a tee shirt, sneakers or clogs for a more casual approach.

The Burnside Bibs 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. There are 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.

Suggested fabrics: 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.

Fabric requirements: 112 cm (44” ) wide fabric: cropped, 3 – 3.8 m (3-3/8 – 4-1/8 yards); full length, 3.3 – 3.9 m (3-5/8 – 4-1/4 yards) // 147 cm (54”-60”) wide fabric: cropped, 2.3 – 2.8 m (2-1/2 – 3-1/2 yards); full length, 2.5 – 3.3 m (2-3/4 – 3-5/8 yards).

Sizing: US 00 – 20 (approx. UK 6 – 22). Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: Thread; 18-23 cm invisible zipper (Version 1 only); lightweight fusible interfacing.

This sewing pattern is available in PAPER and PDF formats. The PDF pattern will be available immediately for download after purchase.

PDF pattern includes: Print-at-home pattern that fits on US letter or A4 paper; US copy shop file; A0 copy shop file; instructions. The print-at-home pattern is a layered PDF, so you can select your size before printing.

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Additional information


Denim / Corduroy, Heavyweight Cotton / Twill / Gabardine, Linen, Silk / Satin / Sateen, Wools / Suiting


UK 6 / US 2 / EU 34, UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46, UK 20 / US 16 / EU 48, UK 22 / US 18 / EU 50

Sewing level

Confident Beginner

Make time

All day

Pattern format


PDF Printing

61 Pages

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