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!
An Ikea frame 10x15cm (or any frame that fits your photo's dimensions!)
A Photo Booth snap
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.
Remove the back from the frame so you’re just left with the rectangle outline.
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.
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.
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.
Once you’ve covered the whole area, glue the fabric strip to the frame, hold it in place and wait for it to dry.
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.
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!
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.
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!
An old clutch bag
Check out how she went about making it in the video below:
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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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