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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

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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