Figgy’s Bayan Tee Pattern Review and Giveaway // Stretch Yourself

This series is sponsored by Baby Lock.  For over 40 years, Baby Lock has been dedicated to the love of sewing by creating machines for sewing, embroidery, quilting and serging – all with ease-of-use, high quality and a touch of elegance.

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About a year ago my good friend posted a link to Figgy’s Patterns on my personal facebook wall with the caption ” YOU WILL LOVE THIS!” I clicked on her link and my love affair began. The only real problem with this love affair is that I need a baby girl someday to allow me to reach my full Figgy’s potential! Shelly has produced a darn awesome boys outfit though and  today I am thrilled to show off the coolness that is the Figgy’s Banyan tee for boys.

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Figgy’s patterns are available in both paper patterns and downloadable PDFs. We received (and are giving away) the PDF of this pattern, which I actually prefer because I can re-print it if I decided to cut instead of trace! The Banyan pattern comes with both the boys and girls’ versions in sizes 18m-8-9yr. The pattern has 8 pages of instructions and 18 pages taped for the tees. The tiled alignment is simple to put together, and once taped the pattern is easy to cut out.

I loved the construction of this tee, which was slightly different than others I have made. The neckband is attached before the second shoulder seam, which makes insertion super simple. Other things I loved about the pattern are the optional details, like the pocket and the flipped and tacked sleeve cuff. I chose to use both on Milo’s tee, since the knit material was really light weight. On Eliot’s, a more stable knit, I opted to keep the sleeves uncuffed.

Figgy’s styling for their patterns is my favorite. From the gorgeous models to the earthy fabric choices, I love it all. The designs are really interesting and different, which draws me in. I also love that the clothes are all made for real kids in real life, not just novelty. I kind of want one of everything in my size! For now I’ll just keep pumping out Banyans for my baby boys.

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In the world of hip, trendy boy clothes patterns, this tee tops my list. I made Milo’s out of a really tissue weight sweater knit and slub knit (refashioned from a Forever 21 tee shirt that someone handed down to me) and the fit and drape on his little three year old body is just spot on. It’s breezy and cool, with just enough funkiness in the raw-edged pocket and flipped sleeve hem to look effortlessly stylish. Eliot’s is a more heavy, stretchy knit which fits his rough and tumble personality perfectly. I loved adding a bit of the geometric to Eliot’s tee for an un-matchy matched brother’s look. I love them, and the boys do, too.

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Pattern: Figgy’s Banyan Tee in size 4T and size 18 m

Fabric: Milo’s tee: geometric sweater knit refashioned from a tee shirt, thrifted slub knit Eliot’s tee: mustard cotton jersey knit from my stash.

Be sure to check out Miriam‘s Bayan Tee Review today. She made one of the girls version with an amazing a-symmetrical hemline!

To enter to win a PDF copy of the adorable Figgy’s Banyan tee, leave a comment on this post before Friday, January 18th. Good Luck!

** WINNER: EMILY E** Thank you all for entering! BabyLock Footer One Little Minute Blog Figgys Bayan Tee Pattern Review and Giveaway // Stretch Yourself

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27 Comments

  1. Posted January 17, 2013 at 9:02 am | Permalink

    Oh no!! It is ANOTHER pattern I think I really need :) you have introduced SO many great patterns this week.I cannot wait to start adding them to my stash.

  2. rachele
    Posted January 17, 2013 at 11:27 am | Permalink

    I almost missed this giveaway! I want the pdf pattern so I can practice clothing construction. Sewing clothing makes me nervous- I really just need to take the plunge and do it!

  3. Jess Z
    Posted January 17, 2013 at 11:41 am | Permalink

    I love Figgy’s patterns, but have been nervous about purchasing one. Thanks for the review and hosting the giveaway! :)

  4. Posted January 17, 2013 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

    All of these reviews are making me super eager to learn some more sewing skillz.

  5. Sarah
    Posted January 17, 2013 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for doing the series. It has been so educational and encourages me to step outside my comfort zone!!! Cute shirt pattern.

  6. eva
    Posted January 17, 2013 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

    Actually I have to start sewing knits, I have my serger waiting for me to decide.

    thanks for this giveaway ;)

  7. kelly
    Posted January 17, 2013 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

    I love the fights patterns, they are sooo stylish, I have always wanted to try making one…

  8. kelly
    Posted January 17, 2013 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

    Whoops, meant to say Figgy’s, darn autocorrect!

  9. Holly
    Posted January 17, 2013 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

    I’ve always wanted to try a Figgys pattern!

  10. Heather Edwards
    Posted January 17, 2013 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

    If I won this I’m pretty sure my kids would only wear these tees all summer…if it ever gets above 14 degrees here in Salt Lake.

  11. fenna
    Posted January 17, 2013 at 3:44 pm | Permalink

    T-shirts are always a great addition :)

  12. Posted January 17, 2013 at 4:14 pm | Permalink

    Figgy patterns are super cool … would love to win. thanks.

  13. Erin
    Posted January 17, 2013 at 5:00 pm | Permalink

    I would love to win this. I have all the other Figgys patterns and I love them!

  14. Angela
    Posted January 17, 2013 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

    OOh different time zone…do I squeak in on this comp? :)

  15. Katie
    Posted January 17, 2013 at 5:19 pm | Permalink

    This would be a great pattern to have for my son.

  16. Anouk
    Posted January 17, 2013 at 5:31 pm | Permalink

    I’ve been eyeing this one for a while now so winning it would be fantastic. Cute fabric by the way – something a little different for a boy.

  17. melanie
    Posted January 17, 2013 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

    What a great pattern …

  18. Posted January 17, 2013 at 5:44 pm | Permalink

    Would love to add this to my pattern collection!! Knits have really become my favorite thing to sew with :)

  19. Christy g
    Posted January 17, 2013 at 7:34 pm | Permalink

    This would be awesome. I need to make custom shirts for my dude.

  20. Meg
    Posted January 17, 2013 at 11:55 pm | Permalink

    Um…awesome! Have 2 little girls myself and would love to whip out some shirts for them (of course I need to brave and “stretch myself” since I have never sewn with knit). Thank you so much for this series.

  21. emilia
    Posted January 18, 2013 at 4:22 am | Permalink

    This pattern sounds fun to make. Thanks bunches.

  22. Posted January 18, 2013 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

    I feel like boys clothes are always lacking in cuteness,but I love these shirts!

  23. Posted January 18, 2013 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    i hadn’t heard of this company before, but i love their designs after browsing them! way less “crafty” than so many kid patterns out there. love it!

  24. Laura
    Posted January 18, 2013 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

    I love these shirts! I’ve never heard of this company before and their patterns are gorgeous.

  25. Emily
    Posted January 18, 2013 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

    Would love to try this pattern for the little man in my life.

  26. Megan Warren
    Posted January 18, 2013 at 9:47 pm | Permalink

    I would love this! I want to start making shirts for my kids!

  27. Julie
    Posted January 19, 2013 at 11:43 am | Permalink

    Love it! You did such a good job for your boys.

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