my first year uni work

my lovely daughter modelling my denim cape
my lovely daughter modelling my denim cape
my recycled denim cape
my recycled denim cape

With this cape ,as well as being inspired by reusing denim, I was inspired by a beautiful blue glass bottle I have in my kitchen which I wanted to put the shape of the long neck into my design. I also like the idea of using clothes to be incognito so I incorporated the collar to cover the face.

It’s important for me that when I make something reusing my denim it doesn’t look patchwork but possibly thought through and not just thrown together. This piece I had to buy the jeans from the charity shops. It is better if you can get people to kindly donate them. So I alternated the the shades after I cut them up. I didn’t unpick the seams that takes too long!!

The pattern used was a jacket pattern which I had to adapt, all new to me but I loved the challenge. The neck was the creative part. I did want to use foam in it and quilt it but my tutor said his sewing machines wouldn’t go through it, so thats why it flops over. Never mind. I just loved making it. I try not to waste anything that’s why the bum pockets got used for the collar  and I just bought a cheap belt to use as a fastener, and add a touch of colour. Just a wee touch.

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