Hello again my lovelies!

It’s that time of the month again – time for my next Minerva Crafts make that is! I’ve chosen the Burnside Bibs from Sew House Seven this month.

The Burnside Bibs Sewing Pattern has been in my pattern stash for well over 6 months. I loved the design, loved the samples, loved seeing other people's versions of it but for some reason I couldn't find the motivation to print it out!

I am so glad I finally did though!

The Bibs is Sew House Seven's take on the classic dungaree/ overall featuring wide legged pants in 2 lengths and 2 bib shapes. The dungarees tie together a little differently than the standard, with long straps that thread through belt loops in the back which can either be tied there or you can wrap them around the front.

This tie detail also allows for the two different waist options - one that has a slimmer fit and requires an invisible zip and one that has no zip and just uses the ties to cinch everything together.

I opted for Version 1 with the cropped length, the curved bib and the slimmer waist fit. I figured it's a little more work but it would be worth it to reduce too much excess fabric around the butt area. That's not really an area I want to add too much bulk!

I chose a fun printed linen mix fabric for this make - a navy background with pink hibiscus flowers all over. I wanted a really frivolous pair and this seemed like the way to go! The fabric is perfect weight for a summery pair of Burnside Bibs. Minerva have lots of other similar Linen Mix Fabrics to choose from too!

The sewing process for this was more straightforward than I'd anticipated. Though I don't know why I expected otherwise! The instructions are clear and well laid out. The only thing I wasn't so keen on was that the seam allowance would change throughout - it would be 1cm at one point then 1.5cm at another. It's marked on the pattern pieces and the instructions but I found I just couldn't remember which was which and had to keep referring back. That definitely slowed my sewing down which was a little frustrating.

The pattern itself is well drafted and the whole thing came together beautifully, if a little long! I made the cropped length and they came out full length on me! (Short problems, eh?). It's an easy fix though!

Apart from that, the only other thing I changed was the position of the back pockets. I thought the pattern markings looked a little low on the pattern so I positioned them 2.5cm higher than the originals.

I love this make so much!

They are really comfy and they fit the wide legged style of the summer so I'm also feeling super trendy! I love the shape of the bib and the slim straps, it's just so flattering on my body.

I think I'm going to be living in these this summer - I only made these a few days ago and have already worn them twice!

I have a feeling I'm going to making a lot more of these in the near future!