Slow Couture

Added Jan 19, 2013

by marie-michelle

Calgary, Canada

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Description

Alabama Chanin Maxi Babydoll Dress

Material Notes

Entirely handstitched maxi babydoll dress in nude coloured organic cotton jersey beaded with Miyuki galvanized gold seed beads.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Bohemian, Romantic
Material
Cotton

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    May 23, 2013, 05.26 PMby JesseniaHerrera

    I love this and you’re rocking it! Very inspiring

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    Feb 27, 2013, 03.32 AMby plethora

    That is lovely. I love the combination of simple lines with complex workmanship.

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    Feb 10, 2013, 04.11 AMby sewbutterfly

    Beautiful!

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    Jan 29, 2013, 03.57 PMby Bianca S

    this is so amazing! you did an incredible job. the color is fantastic on you! my fingers are cramped just thinking of the work, but what a reward!

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    Jan 23, 2013, 05.57 PMby LimeSoda

    So very well-executed it looks store-bought. The fabric color is stunning on you and I love the unexpected placement of the beads! So lovely!

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    Jan 22, 2013, 10.09 PMby Deborah Green

    Beautiful work, gorgeous dress! I love to bead, so I will find out more about Slow Couture. Thanks for the inspiration.

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      Jan 23, 2013, 12.32 AMby marie-michelle

      :) Thanks! The book’s Alabama Chanin’s Alabama Studio Sewing + Design. Enjoy!

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    Jan 22, 2013, 07.05 PMby Claire .

    It’s gorgeous ! I recently got a book by Natalie Chanin and i’m starting a top (something “fast” ahah). I’m very impressed with what you did. It’s really beautiful and well made !

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    Jan 22, 2013, 04.03 AMby shoesandbagsomy

    OMG! Wow is all I can say. Sooo talented

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    Jan 21, 2013, 09.02 PMby pampula

    your dress is just gorgeous, huge effort to make the embroidery but it’s really wonderful and worth it!

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    Jan 21, 2013, 08.26 PMby daughterfish

    This is really pretty! Love the color and the details!

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    Jan 21, 2013, 06.08 PMby Meldbombs

    Wow hand sewn! Such patience! Did you use a pattern?

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      Jan 21, 2013, 08.08 PMby marie-michelle

      Thank you! I love doing stuff slowly! Everything’s in the Alabama Studio Sewing + Design book. The skirt’s just two large rectangles of fabric and the pattern for the bodice is in the book. Cheers!

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    Jan 21, 2013, 03.01 PMby Ivanamania

    Beautiful romantic dreamers dress!

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    Jan 21, 2013, 09.28 AMby carmencitab

    Fabuleux!

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    Jan 20, 2013, 04.07 PMby Inga 888

    your dress is so beautiful! and all that work that has gone into making it

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    Jan 20, 2013, 03.01 PMby sleepy-dumpling

    Absolutely beautiful!

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    Jan 20, 2013, 11.39 AMby qerran

    Wow! That was certainly a lot of work ! I love this idea of “slow couture”. You did a great job !

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      Jan 20, 2013, 05.48 PMby marie-michelle

      Thank ya’ kindly! It’s a welcome change of pace!

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    Jan 20, 2013, 06.51 AMby schnui

    Beautiful with such exquisite beading.

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    Jan 20, 2013, 01.35 AMby dokucug

    Absolutely stunning!

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    Jan 19, 2013, 11.03 PMby tessi

    Stunning! I LOVE all of Alabama Chanin’s books. I’ve yet to try the bead-work, though I’ve done some on a much smaller scale on a jacket several years ago. You look beautiful; you’ve done a lovely job and it fits you perfectly!

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      Jan 20, 2013, 04.22 AMby marie-michelle

      Thank you! I’ve found beading to be extremely enjoyable and relaxing!

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    Jan 19, 2013, 10.03 PMby chillwear

    So beautiful! Love all the detail work!

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    Jan 19, 2013, 09.20 PMby zickzack

    Great work. Finishing this must have taken a while.

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      Jan 20, 2013, 04.21 AMby marie-michelle

      Thanks! I stopped counting after 300 odd hours… but well worth the effort!

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    Jan 19, 2013, 08.36 PMby Mary Athey

    The work thats gone into this dress is beautiful. I.d love.to see this with heels x

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      Jan 20, 2013, 04.21 AMby marie-michelle

      A great excuse to go shoe shopping!!!!

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    Jan 19, 2013, 08.35 PMby agarog

    I’m impressed. Great dress and great job:)

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    Jan 19, 2013, 08.33 PMby laracrj

    Wow – just wow – that’s some superb craftsmanship! It looks beautiful!

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