Head for the Hills - Limited edition Laurie King Steeplechase Capris kit


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This limited edition fabric collaboration with illustrator Laurie King features camping, hiking, and mountain motifs in teal and black on a mint green polka dot field. The design is inspired by Laurie's early morning runs and rides around Box Hill and the Surrey Hills near his home. The fabric is specifically designed for the Fehr Trade Steeplechase Leggings pattern in Capri or Biker Short length (pattern not included) so that the motifs cover the legs while a mountain ridge runs along the front and back yoke. A separate mountain design is included on the inner back pocket.

The pattern pieces are not printed onto the fabric - this means that all sizes (XXS through XL) can use this fabric, regardless of whether you're a mix of sizes or have adjusted your pattern pieces to fit your specific needs. There is quite a bit of room designed into the fabric "zones" to accommodate the most common fit alterations, but if you'd like specific measurements of the zones, please get in touch. Please see this post for more information on how to use your kit.

The fabric is a beefy technical spandex with matte surface, wicking properties, and excellent colour fastness. Additionally, unlike other activewear fabrics, this is thoroughly opaque and without "white show through" when stretched. I have personally run a marathon wearing shorts made of this fabric and can vouch for its high quality!

This kit contains:

  • 1 metre of digitally printed, technical spandex (Funkifabrics' "Titan" base) designed for the Fehr Trade Steeplechase Leggings pattern in Capri or Biker Short length (pattern not included)
  • 1 metre of white 2cm (3/4in) wide soft knitted waistband elastic
  • 1 sew-in label
  • 1 "Sweat / Sew" sticker
  • Instructions for use
  • Illustrator biography & information

Note that the yoke colour shown in the photographed sewn sample differs slightly from the final product - the final product fades into deep teal under the mountain ridge instead of black (see comparison photo above).

This is an extremely limited edition product - once it's gone, it's gone! Kits ship from London, UK, and a special "Premium run delivery" option is available to central London addresses only (Zones 1 & 2) where I will personally run your order to your home or office (the kit is sealed in plastic and won't get sweaty!).

Due to the environmental impact in posting to Australasia, this fabric print will be made available for a limited time to an Australian digital printer, should you prefer to have your fabric printed closer to home.