It’s the first time I’m ever writing this – but this post is sponsored! When Funkifabrics contacted me and offered me 3m of fabric of my choosing I got pretty giddy. FREE STUFF! And free FABRIC? Yes please. I am incredibly easy to please when it comes to free stuff. Especially when I’m a student.
I planned to make a few different things with the fabrics I picked, and these Virginia leggings are first up in the making…
Here is a link to the fabric I chose. They have thousands of different prints, so it took a ridiculous amount of time to choose which ones I wanted. Dan isn’t too impressed with this one. I think growing up in Bristol has put him off anything that looks like tie dye (even though this is far from it) for life. He said that “all you need are a pair of white gloves, some glow sticks and and it’s 1999 and you’re off to a rave somewhere’.
I’m totally fine with that.
After asking for advise on Instagram, I went for the Virginia leggings pattern. I’m happy I did – they were super easy to put together, and I didn’t have to make too many changes to the pattern. The fabric is insanely stretchy, so I could have easily gone down a size, but they’re not tooo big so not really a problem.
The dress is an old self drafted one. One of my earliest makes, and probably my most worn one! Love the slanted hem.
Without being obliged to say so in any way, I am really happy with the fabric I was given. It’s really light without being too see-through which means I can wear it to yoga. It’s also really cool (as in opposite to warm) which will be great in the summer. Finally – the fabric is really soft and just generally comfortable to wear.
I’d never sewn with fabric with such a high lycra content before, so took some time thinking about what the funkifabrics would be useful for. For the remaining of my funkifabrics, I’ve got a Watson bikini and some other underwear stuff planned.
Watch this space….