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Make Something Week - Day 2: Sequin Jackets, Fluffy Tops & Rainbow Hoops

November 20, 2018

Make Something Week - Day 2: Sequin Jackets, Fluffy Tops & Rainbow Hoops

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 TWO PART ONE: Take that old jacket that's seen better days and give it back its sparkle!

Hannah, our Seamstress (and head honcho sequin queen at Kiss My Disco) has taken her old favourite denim jacket and is going to show you exactly how to give it a new lease of life. How amazing do you reckon this would look on a kids jacket too?!
YOU WILL NEED: 

A needle & thread

A section of material wide enough to cover the area of choice (This amount of fabric won't be available in our scraps unless you want to do some patchworking)

1-2 sheets of A4 paper

Scissors

STEP ONE: 

Take your jacket, flip it over and choose the panel you want to cover in sequins. 

Burnt Soul Make Something Week Day One Sequin Jacket Upcycling

STEP TWO: 

Layer a sheet of paper underneath that panel, and taking your needle (or any sharp object that won't damage the jacket), pierce along the seams and in the corners so that when you remove the jacket - you'll have an outline.

Burnt Soul Make Something Week Sequin Denim Jacket Image 2

STEP THREE:

Remove the jacket and join the dots to form a square, marking which side of the pattern piece is top and bottom in case the panel shape isn't symmetrical/even. 

Burnt Soul Make Something Week Sequin Denim Jacket Image 3

STEP FOUR: 

Take this panel piece and pin to your sequin fabric, and then cut around the outside, being careful to move sequins so you don't snip any in half along the way. 

Burnt Soul Make Something Week Sequin Denim Jacket Image 4

STEP FIVE: 

Take this sequin panel piece, and pin it directly onto the jacket. 

Burnt Soul Make Something Week Sequin Denim Jacket Image Five

STEP SIX: 

Stitch the panel in place with a running stitch, with thread that is the same colour as the sequin material, making sure the sequin material tucks under the seam of the jacket rather than flapping loose. 

Burnt Soul Make Something Week Sequin Denim Jacket Image Seven

STEP SEVEN: 

Put that bad boy on, and give it a shimmy shimmy shake - you just upgraded!! 

DAY TWO PART TWO: Rainbow Earrings

YOU WILL NEED: 

A glue gun or fabric glue

Scraps of fabric

A pair of old hoops

This offering is from our newest member of the Burnt Soul team, Katie!

Step 1: Cut 2 x fabric strips in long rectangles 2cm x 60cm (for large hoop earrings)

Step 2: Use strong glue to secure one end of the fabric to the top of one side of the earring near the clasp 

Step 3: Wrap the fabric around the earring, overlapping the fabric so to not leave any gaps.

Step 4: Use the glue, adding blobs as you go along to make sure all of the fabric is secure

Step 5: When you get to the other end of the earring, make sure its all covered before cutting down the fabric to length and searing with glue once more.

 

DAY TWO PART THREE: Fluffy Top

You will need:

A Needle

Thread

Measuring tape

A length of fluffy ribbon, approx 1m. 

An old top

Scissors

STEP ONE: 

Measure around the length of the neckline with a tape measure.

STEP TWO:

Measure out the the length of the top in the fluffy ribbon.

Burnt Soul Make Something Week Fluffy Top Image 3

STEP THREE: 

Cut this length in the fluffy ribbon.

Burnt Soul Make Something Week Fluffy Top Image 4

STEP FOUR: 

Begin to pin the fluff around the neck of the top.

STEP FIVE

Make sure the fluff fits the whole way round the neckline of the top before stitching.

STEP SIX

Start to stitch the fluff onto the top, making sure the needle goes the middle of the ribbon every time to ensure it's fixed properly.

Burnt Soul Make Something Week Fluffy Top Image 7

STEP SEVEN

Ensure both ends meet and stitch over a couple of times to keep them sturdy.

Burnt Soul Make Something Week Image Eight

STEP EIGHT 

Pop on your fluffy new top, grab your favourite pair of Burnt Soul leggings and take on the night!! 

Burnt Soul Make Something Week Fluffy Top

 




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Sizing
Ladies sizing chart
 Size Bust in Inches

Bust in CM

Waist in Inches
Waist in CM
Hips at widest part in Inches Hips at widest part in CM
UK 4-6 30 76 23 58 33 84
UK 6-8 32 81 25 63 35 89
UK 8-10 34 86 27 69 37 94
UK 10-12 37 94 30 76 40 102
UK 12-14 40 102 33 84 43 109
UK 14-16 43 109 36 91 46 117
UK 16-18 46 117 39 99 49 124
UK 18-20 50 127 43 109 53 135
UK 20-22 54 137 47 119 57 145
Taking the correct measurements

When measuring your bust and hips, make sure its on the widest parts (i.e. not under the bust or on the hip bone).

Measurer your waist at the smallest point just above your belly button.

For sizing information tailored to specific fabrics and styles please read the various infomation tabs within the products.

For more information on fit you can also check out our blog, Burnt Soul Sizing - The perfect fit.

If you're looking to make changes to a current design then see our Customise your Catsuit product for more info.

Ladies conversion size chart
 UK US EU AUS
UK 4-6 0-2 US 32-34 EU 4-6 AUS
UK 6-8 2-4 US
34-36 EU
6-8 AUS
UK 8-10 4-6 US
36-38 EU
8-10 AUS
UK 10-12 6-8 US
38-40 EU
10-12 AUS
UK 12-14 8-10 US
40-42 EU
12-14 AUS
UK 14-16 10-12 US
42-44 EU
14-16 AUS

Kids size chart
Babies 6-9 months 9-12 months 12-18 months 18-24 months
Height 29"/74cm 30.5"/78cm 32"/82cm 33.5"/86cm
Chest 18.25"/46.5cm 19"/48.5cm 20"/50.5cm 20.75"/52.5cm
Hips 18.5"/47cm 19.25"/49cm 20"/51cm 21"/53cm 

Kids 2-3 Years 3-4 years 4-5 years 5-6 years 6-7 years 7-8 Years 8-9 Years 9-10 Years 10-11 Years
Height 34.5"/87.5cm 37.5"/95cm 40.5"/103cm 43.5"/110.5cm
46.5"/118cm
49.5"/126cm 52.5"/133.5cm 55.5"/141cm 58.5"/146cm
Chest 21"/53.5cm 22"/56cm 23"/58.5cm 24"/61cm 25"/63.5cm 26"/66cm 26.75"/68cm 27.5"/70cm 28.25"/72cm
Hips 21.5"/54.5cm 22.25"/56.5cm 23.25"/59cm 24.25"/61.5cm 25.25"/64cm 26.25"/66.5cm 27.25"/69cm 28.75"/73cm 30"/76cm