Sew House 7 – Burnside Bibs

So I finally made these – what I would call dungarees. Actually, they feel like a trouser apron, if that makes sense.

I made them out of some beautiful pale green linen, which I bought at the Knitting and Stitching Show, from the Higgs and Higgs company. I bought the fabric with this pattern in mind and saved it for one of my sewing projects in Spain.

Needless to say, the linen sewed up really easily and I decided to use white thread so as I would have a contrast. I made up size 16 but I ended up taking them in at either side about 1 inch. They still pull up over my hips, but the back doesn’t bunch up as much.

I know they will serve me well, working in my kitchen or my sewing studio. They are comfortable and strangely warm and cool at the same time. I know they are not the most flattering item but i made them to be practical and they fit the bill.

I am wearing them with a simple a short sleeved t-shirt underneath but I know they will look good with a shirt or a long sleeved t-shirt too.

I wasn’t sure about them right up until I finished them. I really wanted to like them but thought they might make me look too chunky. Anyway, I don’t care if they do cos I love them.

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