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May 13, 2021
Hi! I’m Cass (CraftyProfessor) and I’m really excited to be sharing my first pair of Burnside Bibs that I made with Raspberry Creek Fabrics Olive Green Medium Weight Rayon Linen. Before I start telling you about all of the details, I have to give you a little background on this pattern. I recently worked with Peggy, the owner and designer of Sew House 7 Patterns and modeled her most recent pattern releases. I asked that some of my payment be in the form of pdf patterns, and lucky for me, I got about 8 SewHouse7 Patterns! The Burnside Bibs were one of the patterns I got, and they are named after a popular street, bridge, and neighborhood in our city, Portland, Oregon. So, it feels extra special to get to make and wear these bibs!
OK, so on to the fabric. I love linen and anything that looks like linen, feels like linen, or has linen in it. I also really love linen-rayon blends. This one is 55% linen and 45% rayon and the rayon gives the linen a bit more drape and adds softness. This fabrication is actually softer than some other linen rayon blends I have used. After my first wash and dry, it feels like a nice worn linen tea towel. I love the dark olive color and I think this color works well for a full body piece like the bibs. It’s also a color that pairs well with the various things I might pair with it! I noticed that this color isn’t currently in stock, but there are several other colors like sage, rust, and black!
Pattern View and Modifications
This was my first time making the Burnside bibs. The pattern offers a couple of options, one of which includes a more fitted back-side with darts and an invisible zipper. There are also options for cropped or full length. I opted for the more loosely fitted back that just gets cinched together with the ties, and cropped. The pattern instructions were easy to follow and my bibs came together nicely. I got really into the topstitching – and there is a lot of topstitching on this pattern! One of my favorite features of this pattern is the front pockets. I love how large they are, and the shape, and that they are attached and topstitched on the outside of the bibs. I also love that to some extent you can adjust where the crotch comes but pulling the bib up or down and tying the straps at the height where you want it.
Based on my measurements I made a size 4 with no adjustments. I did not shorten the length of the legs at all because I determined I could do that in hemming. I also love the look of a deep hem! I ordered 2.5 yards of fabric based on recommendation in the pattern. I did have a bit left over, but I’m not sure I could have ordered less.
I’m excited about these and think I will wear them a lot this summer. They are very comfy, but feel more interesting than jeans and a t-shirt.
Thanks for reading! Follow me on Instagram to see more of my makes and feel free to send me a message if you have any questions!
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