Burn some fabric! SO FUN.
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The skirt reminds me a lot of these flower prints by Andy Warhol— without the color of course, but still organically shaped and random like real flowers. (See one of the pictures I added for the Andy Warhol print that inspired me :)) To make the flowers I BURNED fabric!! It was very fun and I am so excited to see what else I can do with fire and fabric.
Once you have cut out your shapes (I had a large sized flower shape, medium sized flower shape and a tiny circle to make 1 flower… you dont have to do it this way but I had 3 pieces for each flower I made and glued onto the skirt).
To burn the edge, you can just light a candle and put the fabric close to it and make sure it doesnt catch on fire. There is a little trial-and-error with this but it is quite simple once you do it. The fabric wrinkles up immediately and makes a nice, organic shape. The best part? It won’t fray!
If my instructions don’t do it for you, here is a different set where I learned to burn fabrics.
After you have all of the shapes you want, you then need to stitch them together. For the centers, I used beads. I used about 3-5 beads per flower and sewed them so the flower parts would stay together well. Then, after all of the beads were sewn onto the flowers, I glued all of the flowers into place on the skirt. I used an old skirt from Forever 21, but you can use any skirt from a thrift store or something really old of course.
I would love to see if anyone tries this! Please visit me on my <a href = "http://starsforstreetlights.blogspot.com/"> blog </a> for more DIY and if you have any questions— I am a lot better about getting back to people if they comment on there because I check it more regularly.