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Make Something Week - Day 3: Fringe Bag, Perfect Wrap Top & Disco Frame

November 21, 2018

Make Something Week - Day 3: Fringe Bag, Perfect Wrap Top & Disco Frame

Every day this week us Burnt Soul studio girls will be sharing a blog for Greenpeace International's Make Something Week, on how to take something you have already and turn it into something you really love!
As part of this, we’re also offering you the chance to get some colourful sparkly Burnt Soul studio fabric scraps free of charge here (just covering the postage) if you’re feeling inspired and want to get crafty!

 

DAY THREE PART ONE: Take all those slightly hazy party memories captured in photo booths late at night and make them last forever!

This is one for those of you wanting to make something shiny with our studio scraps. You can customise this with any fun things you have, sequins, feathers, pom pom ribbons… we’ve opted for mirror tiles though because, well, as you already know from Monday’s blog, we’re totally obsessed with anything disco ball!

TO MAKE SOMETHING WORTHY OF ALL THOSE SPARKLY MEMORIES YOU WILL NEED: 

An Ikea frame 10x15cm  (or any frame that fits your photo's dimensions!) 

A Photo Booth snap

Some lengths of Burnt Soul studio scraps

Scissors

Fabric glue

Burnt Soul Make Something Week: Photoframe

STEP ONE:

Take your fabric scraps and cut lengths of fabric that are roughly 3-5cm wide, in straight strips as best you can. See photo above for examples.

STEP TWO:

Remove the back from the frame so you’re just left with the rectangle outline.

Burnt Soul Make Something Week Photoframe

STEP THREE:

Take the fabric glue and put a little on the back of the frame, starting at the beginning of a side (so you don't wrap straight onto a corner). Then start wrapping the fabric strips around, slightly overlapping every time. We glued along the front of the frame too to ensure the material stays put. Don’t worry about covering the metal frame grips.

Burnt Soul Make Something Week Photoframe

 
STEP FOUR: 

At the corners, make sure the middle of the strip sits on the point to keep it firmly in place, and then wrap the fabric tightly to keep it smooth. 

Burnt Soul Make Something Week Photoframe

STEP FIVE:

If your strip runs out, glue the fabric at the back, glue the new strip slightly over, and overlap it over the end to make sure there’s full coverage.

Burnt Soul Make Something Week Photoframe

STEP SIX:

Once you’ve covered the whole area, glue the fabric strip to the frame, hold it in place and wait for it to dry.

Burnt Soul Make Something Week Photoframe

STEP SEVEN:

Get creative!! We took some mirror tiles (we used around half a pack), and using the fabric glue again fixed these around the bottom of the frame. Leave this to dry until the tiles feel secure.

Burnt Soul Make Something Week PhotoframeBurnt Soul Make Something Week Photoframe

STEP EIGHT:

Flip over your frame, and where the metal frame grips are, make small snips in the fabric so that they come through. Now this is done you can put your photo in, add the stand and you’re all ready to go!

burnt soul make something week photoframe

DAY THREE PART 2: Switch up a top to make the perfect Wrap Crop Top 

Our girl Anna wanted to show you how to take a top or a dress that you’ve had forever and make it into something you’ll love and wear time and time again. The one that’s lingered in your wardrobe because you love the colours or the fit but every time you try it it’s never quite right… know the one we’re talking about? Yeah us too!!
To upgrade your top, all it takes is 4 simple steps, a pair of scissors, ruler and a permanent marker.

Burnt Soul Make Something Week Blog

STEP ONE:

 Take your top or dress and flip it over so it is back side up. Draw a line with a ruler and a pen roughly where your waist will sit on the back of the top, make it slightly lower than where you’d expect just in case (you can easily adjust this at the end if it is too long). Make sure to leave roughly 3cm on either side of the pen line.

 

Burnt Soul Make Something Week Wrap Top

STEP TWO:
Cut up the sides of your top, around a 1cm in from the side seams, up to the line that you drew in the last step. Then cut along this top line, to remove the back rectangle.

Burnt Soul Make Something Week Wrap Top

STEP THREE:
Flip the top back round so you’re looking at the front. Measure where the middle of the neckline is, and cut down the centre from this point to you’re left with two strips.

Burnt Soul Make Something Week Wrap Top

STEP FOUR:
At the bottom of the strips, if there’s a hem, cut this off, so that it’s not too bulky when you’re tying it up.

Burnt Soul Make Something Week Wrap Top

You’re all set! Put the top on like a cardi, wrap the long straps across your body and knot behind your back. You may want to tidy up the neckline when it’s on by trimming it to shape, we just folded it in here and it works perfectly though. Pop on your favourite Burnt Soul leggings and you’re all good to go!

 Burnt Soul Make Something Week Wrap Top

DAY THREE PART 3: Take a clutch bag that's seen better days and upgrade it, Burnt Soul Stylee!

Robyn, the original Burnt Souler and has been busy upcycling an old bag and giving it back its sass with some mega fringing! 
Burnt Soul Making Something Week Fringe Bag
YOU WILL NEED: 

An old clutch bag

A glue gun or fabric glue

A couple of metres of your favourite colour of fringing 

Check out how she went about making it in the video below:  




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Sizing

Below is a size chart to guide you to your best Burnt Soul size along with some information of the different types of fabrics we use.

Fabrics - The amount of stretch you have in different styles will depend on the fabric it's made from.

Foils - We use a few different types of foils in our designs and they all act slightly differently. The black snake print we use for the Siren Catsuits is the most stretchy fabric we use but the rest of the foils tend to have less stretch due to the glue and foil coating.

Prints - The lycra we have recently started using for all our prints is a recycled Life Lycra. This is less stretchy compared to the Lycra we have used previously so if you're a repeat customer, you may feel the difference when buying the same sizes.

Sequins - The sequin fabric we use is embellished onto stretchy mesh so it has less stretch and acts differently compared to the Lycra catsuit. Whilst we have tried to allow for this in the sizing, if you're in between sizing then we suggest going for the larger size.

Leg length - All of the legs are cut more on the longer side and are comfortably suitable for an inside seam of 28"-35". Rebecca pictured here is 5'5" and we did roll these under by a few inches. If you want these tailored to your length click here to add an alteration along with the purchase of your catsuit. This will make the piece non-returnable.

Long torso - Due to the cut, the backless catsuits offer a lot more give so these are recommended for a longer body. We will also be offering torso alterations very soon!

Please contact us for more information or advice on sizing.

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