Sunday, February 5, 2023

Brindille and Twig – Cuff Pants Review

Earlier in the month, I reviewed the Brindille and Twig Cuff Shorts and absolutely loved them.  So, it’s probably not that surprising that I also invested in the Brindille and Twig Cuff Pants pattern.  This pattern is super similar to the shorts, it’s just longer in length (obviously), and it’s become another staple in my 3 year old’s wardrobe.  I started off predominantly using this pattern to make full length PJ bottoms, but I’ve also made her some joggers with it too.  My photo (taken in full sun oops) really doesn’t do this pattern justice.

What I Loved

  • The PDF pattern is seamless and really easy to stick together.  It also comes with layers so you only need to print the size you need.
  • Step by step instructions come with the pattern making it really easy to understand.  Brindille and Twig also include a guide in all of their patterns for new sewists explaining what all the different sewing terms mean, which is really useful.
  • Like the cuff shorts, this pattern is so incredibly simple to sew that even someone who has never used a sewing machine could end up with an amazing garment.  There are six seams in total (if my maths is correct).
  • The sizing is fantastic and true to the measurement table.
  • Sizes 0-3 months to 12-18 months only require half a metre of fabric, while all the remaining sizes only require 0.75 metres.  This makes it a great pattern for scrap busting when making the smaller sizes.
  • The pattern works great for both day and night wear.  As mentioned above, I’ve used it to make a range of garments and it works well for both PJs and daytime sweats.

What Wasn’t So Great

  • Like some of the other Brindille and Twig patterns I’ve reviewed, the only negative is that this pattern only goes up to age 5-6.  Starting to wonder if we can beg B&T to increase their size range.  I don’t want to have to search for another pattern when my daughter outgrows this range (enter crying emoji here).

Final Verdict

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Brindille & Twig Cuff Pants patterns.  It is so, so easy to sew, it looks super cool and comfortable on, and it can be worn for both day and nightwear.  I really like the baggy look of the finished pants too, and it’s actually been a popular choice of garment to take with us when swimming as it’s easy to pull on over semi-damp skin, and keeps my 3 year old warm.

The Cuff Pants can be made in sizes Preemie to 5-6 years and require any kind of knit fabric.  The B&T website recommends a medium weight cotton lycra, and I’ve used both this and French Terry in my makes so far – all have worked well.  The PDF version of the Brindille & Twig Cuff Pants can be purchased from their website for $7.50.

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