Burnside Bibs Paper Pattern - Sew House Seven


Not your traditional work overalls, the Burnside Bibs are easy to wear, stylish and feminine. The straps that transition to narrower ties offer many options for how they can be tied.

Designer: Sew House Seven

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size Range: Sizes 00 - 20

Fabric Suggestions: Choose a fabric with some drape such as Tencel (lyocell) 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.

Options and 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.

Fabric Requirements: 

Overalls Version 1 & 2 Cropped

44"/112cm Wide Fabric - Size 00-6 = 3 3/8 yards/3m, Size 8-14 = 3 5/8 yards/3.3m, Size 16-20 = 4 1/8 yards/3.8m

54-60"/147cm Wide FabricSize 00-6 = 2 1/2 yards/2.3m, Size 8-14 = 3 yards/2.7m, Size 16-20 = 3 1/2 yards/2.75m

Overalls Version 1 & 2 Full Length

44"/112cm Wide Fabric - Size 00-6 = 3 5/8 yards/3.3m, Size 8-14 = 3 7/8 yards/3.5m, Size 16-20 = 4 1/4 yards/3.9m

54-60"/147cm Wide Fabric Size 00-6 = 2 3/4 yards/2.5m, Size 8-14 = 3 1/4 yards/3m, Size 16-20 =3 5/8  yards/3.3m

You Will Need:

  • Fabric
  • Matching thread
  • Iron-on interfacing
  • 7-9"/18-23cm invisible zipper (Version 1 only)
  • Sewing machine and basic tools (including invisible zipper foot for Version 1)