Moate Community School, Co. Westmeath
‘Jeanealogy’ is an outfit designed and crafted from old denim jeans. The endless amount of colours, shades, textures inspired me to piece together mosaic masterpieces and famous artists I admire. “Sunflowers” by Van Gogh, “Girl with a Pearl Earring” by Vermeer, and ‘Frida Kahlo,’ feature on my skirt. The top half of my outfit consists of elegant handstitched denim jeans, smocked top with a pleated peplum finish kicking out at the bottom. A denim ruffle outlines the v-neck while the back is designed with metal zips & buttons-as is the necklace. Zips constructed the headpiece to fit my head&face.
Materials Used: Denim – used in the top, skirt base, waistbands (bracelets), hems & seams (flowers and vines), belt loops (shoes & bracelet). ∙ Mosaics – denim scrap cuttings, curtain cord beads, old pearl earrings, sewing machine techniques for extra pops of colour!∙ Flowers & Flora – techniques: bleaching, fraying, ruffling, folding, etc. Decorated individually with zips, buttons, and beads.∙ The front centre of a denim jacket for the back of the top.∙ Metal zips & buttons.