Overalls have really become a thing haven’t they? I made my first pair back in 2017 and I was really nervous that they’d quickly be going out of style but they seem here to stay (for at least a few more years). I also thought that they might be awkward to wear and would just sit in my closet. But I’ve worn that first pair of bibs countless times! I really love them so much that when I found myself with a few yards of leftover fabric, I decided to make them again.
Because I knew I already loved the pattern, I decided to make the Burnside Bibs by Sew House 7 a second time. Just like last time, I made the size 8 with 2” added to the bib and crotch depth. This pair feels a little tighter than my last pair. I’d like to think that it’s just slightly thicker fabric but I think I’m also just slightly bigger than two years ago. I usually wear my clothes with a pretty loose fit so I often don’t notice a half inch change here and there.
One of things I love about this pattern are the ties for the back. They make the bibs surprisingly easy to take on and off when going to the restroom. Which, let’s face it, is a prime concern with overalls and jumpsuits. For the construction, I used the fold and press for the ties because the first time around I thought that turning the tubes was too difficult. The instructions for this pattern are very thorough and I really didn’t have any issues either time that I made these bibs.
This fabric is a thick cotton weave that was gifted to me by The Fabric Store. It was a little too thick for the Willamette Shirt that I made but it’s just perfect for these bibs. There’s something about overalls that make me feel industrious and like I can get anything done. I think I’ll be wearing them a lot this summer and it will be great to have an alternate my black pair. If you’re looking for a fun pair of bibs, I definitely recommend the Burnside Bibs pattern. If you’re looking for more info on my experience with it, definitely check out my first post.