I loved my Sew House Seven Burnside Bibs when I made them (here), but subsequently found I wasn’t wearing them. In fact, I only wore them once – mostly because the straps/belt were so fiddly and not particularly comfortable.
The pants portion, however, is terrific – great big pockets and a baggy silhouette. Really cute. So I decided to do an experiment, i.e., the paper-bag-waist-pants conversion..
Sewing notes – 4 easy steps:
- Removed the bib 3/8″ above the waistband.
- Opened the top of the back waistband.
- Turned in the edges, front and back, and topstitched them to close.
- The last step was to stitch across the back to form a casing. The stitching is in line with the front waistband – together they form a casing for elastic.
Since I had those nice long drawstrings, I put the narrow sections together for an additional option!
I like these pants so much that I’m planning another pair, maybe not paper-bag, but with a wide waistband.
Bye for now! Coco