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Sew Fearless Box - April

*** Available to order from February 15 to March 14. Ships on April 2 ***

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.

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. More... 

In this box, you will receive the pattern, fabric of your choice, and all the notions to match your fabric

Pattern: Burnside Bibs from Sew House Seven

Skill Level: Intermediate

What you should know (or desire to learn): Basic pants fitting, attaching a waistband, attaching patch pockets, sewing ties, installing an invisible zipper (version 1), topstitching

Fabric Options: Read more about the fabric options here.

  • Moss Green Crinkle Cotton - I am absolutely obsessed with this crinkle cotton. We've used it before, for our Free Range Slacks back in August to be exact, and I think it's the perfect weight for a pair of loose fitting pants. Completely opaque yet thin and supple, it will match the soft lines of the pattern perfectly, and gather nicely at the waist without any extra bulk. Plus, the crinkle texture gives a lived in look, like you've loved these bibs for years, even when it is fresh off the sewing machine. And the color! The yellow-green hue is springtime incarnate and will add instant brightness to your day whenever you wear your Burnside Bibs.
  • Midcentury Abstract Tan Barkcloth - If you're unfamiliar with barkcloth, you're not alone. It's not the most common wardrobe fabric. With a texture similar to (but far less pronounce than) the bark of a tree - hence the name - the fabric has a fuller body drape, similar to linen, and nubbly hand that will soften with each washing. This midcentury inspired print where thin lines form trapezoidal shapes of white, blue, and yellow, on a rich tan background, makes for a bold choice for these bibs, one that is both vaguely retro and absolutely stunning
  • Denim Blue Essex Cotton/Linen - There is little more classic than a blue chambray. It's part of the American psyche; I swear we have genes for jeans. So it was a no-brainer to use such a fabric in our boxes. This lighter wash chambray is a linen-cotton blend, giving it structure and lightness, breathability and softness. And the color is so serene. I can feel myself grow calmer just looking at this fabric, so I can only imagine what wearing a pair of bibs in it will do!  
Also in this Box: Matching thread, a 9" invisible zipper (for version 1), fusible interfacing, and a sewing machine needle