Burnside Bibs by Sew House Seven - there are choices for length, bib shape and waist fastening - one has a side zip and darts to give a more fitted look. I made the full length option with square-shaped bib and side zip.
Reason for pattern choice
I was looking for a dungaree pattern that didn't look too juvenile and was a bit different. It also looked like the fit would be quite forgiving. I did baulk at the price - a hefty £19 (including P&P) for the paper pattern, bought from a UK retailer but the style wasn't like anything I had seen anywhere else. This is where indie companies can *sometimes* have the edge, when they make a pattern that's not a basic you can get anywhere.
Poly twill from Remnant Kings, lined with stash quilting cotton
Pattern alterations or any design changes
I added an inch to the length but this really wasn't enough and I had to squeak in a tiny hem using bias tape as a facing. I really need to remember to add several inches to trousers make sure that I don't cut it too fine. I added back pockets but put them on wonky first and decided I didn't really like the look of them anyway, so off they came.
|Image from here - an article about fashion lessons from The Good Life!|
I have never used a Sew House Seven Pattern before and also haven't used a printed indie pattern for a long time. I thought the booklet was well written with a nice attention to getting a good finish - something that Big 4 patterns rarely take into account. Still though, £19!
Would you sew it again and do anything different next time?
I would sew it again and next time might try the cropped version which I also really like. It would look lovely in linen, one of the recommended fabrics. I like the fit of the version with the side zip and darts and would choose this option again as I'm really happy with the fit of these.
Pattern - £19 (did I mention that?)
Fabric - £15
Zip & lining - Stash
Thread - £1.60
TOTAL - £35.60
I'm really pleased with these and feel like they fit well into my wardrobe. They're definitely not the cheapest thing I've made but worth it for a pattern I couldn't get elsewhere, which I think strikes a good balance between looks, fit and comfort.