Pattern Review – Figgy’s Banyan Trousers


This kid, my little step boy, is all about comfort when it comes to wearing stuff. So if I make him something it’s always with a sense of trepidation because so help me, if there’s the slightest scratch to a seam, there’s no chance it’ll see the light of day. Ever. On the flip side, if he loves it you know it and the ensuing gratitude is enough to make your heart soar.

This Banyan Trouser pattern comes from Figgy’s and I must’ve been living under a rock because until I stole found this pattern at a friend’s house, I’d never heard of them (oh my god, this one).

He chose the fabric – Cherry Paracadute – a cotton print that comes in a few different colours, and they made up perfectly. I’m not very experienced when it comes to pants but the instructions were clear and easy to follow. They’re a fitted style with pockets and a pleated flat front, including an adjustable back that allows for growing children, always a bonus when it comes to kid patterns. Extra bonus: he loves ’em.