Remember back in April when I helped Funkifabrics road-test some new technical lycra fabric bases? I had two bases to choose from (onto which they printed my choice of designs), so I went off on some intense runs in warm weather, and ultimately decided on one, which I then went and ran London marathon in!
Post London marathon in my experimental Funkifabric Steeplechase Leggings shorts!
Well, the same tech fabric I ran the marathon in is now available, and in a collection of twelve limited edition prints!
You can read more about their selection process (which involved feedback from their customers) as well as links to buy each pattern in their blog post here (and no, they’re not planning on offering the tech base in solids yet so ignore the sports bras).
They’ve also got a rare 20% off everything sale running until tomorrow night (midnight BST, 10 June) which includes these new bases! I’ve been buying Funki’s regular Flexcite lycra for nearly two years now and this is only the second time I’ve ever seen them do a sale, so if you’ve been waiting, I’d buy now!
And you don’t have to run a marathon to appreciate them, either!
If you’re looking for great patterns to use with your new tech lycra, here are a few of my own road-tested, runner-approved patterns which work great with fabrics like these:
Disclaimer: Nope, nothing to admit to here. I got the experimental bases for free back in April, but that’s it. I wasn’t even asked to blog about this – I’m just a stupidly happy customer.
PS: Those of you in the Pacific Northwest might want to read through Gwen’s guide for swimwear & activewear fabric suppliers…