NEWS FLASH: I still have a major obsession with the Diane Joggers. This pair is perfection using Sly Fox Fabrics “Untamed” Techno Scuba fabric. This was my first time sewing with Techno Scuba, but I can see myself absolutely loving it! Since I am crushing so hard on it – Let’s talk about the fabric first!
Techno Scuba has a great weight to it, is easy to cut, beautifully printed, laundered well and serged up neatly. I will admit that my sewing machine didn’t love it as much as me, but I think it was because I only had ‘stretch’ needles on hand and I think a ‘ballpoint’ was needed. Anyhow, I got through it and was able to make these fabulous pants! Lucky for me, the only place I wasn’t able to serge was the stitching on my hacked pockets and hemming the pant legs. Untamed has 60% horizontal stretch, but is stable vertically. This means whatever you sew won’t “grow” while you wear it. It also means it is perfect for pants, skater skirts, and dresses.
I continue to make the Diane Joggers because I love the fit of them! If you are familiar with the Diane Joggers from 5oo4 then you know the pattern comes with patch pockets which are actually sewn on the outside of the pants. If you follow my blog, you will also know I did a pocket hack tutorial on moving those pockets to the inside. If you missed it, click here and you can read it. I think something as simple as moving the pocket from the outside to the inside help make this pants more dressy and acceptable for work. I sewed a 4x mid rise height with the fold over waist with a 2x hemmed leg. Here are all the options:
Women’s Sizes XXS – 5X plus all these options
- 3 rise heights (low/maternity, mid, and high)
- Shorts, Capri, and Long cut lengths
- 4 leg finishes – cuffed, hemmed, drawstring, or elastic
- Information for both hemming and using bands (hello no hemming!)
- 6 waistband options – Encased elastic, drawstring, Knit, Yoga Foldover, Contour, Maternity (underbelly)
My shirt is also from 5oo4. Here are the options for it. XXS-5X
- Top, Tunic, Short Dress, and Knee Length Dress Lengths
- 5 Sleeve Lengths: Sleeveless, Short, Elbow, 3/4, and Long
- Multiple Back Options: High, Low Ballerina, Racerback Insert, and Strappy Back
I feel like 5oo4 patterns is known for the endless options with each pattern! It is one of the things I love about the 5 out of 4 pattern company! I also love that they are size inclusive up to 5x and helpful when you need tips.
Let’s share some links now.
Untamed Techno Scuba is available here. Don’t forget no matter how much you order from Sly Fox Fabrics, your shipping to the US will only be $6.99 and they ship within about 1 business day!