The Snow Queen

Added Feb 8, 2014

by marie-michelle

Calgary, Canada

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Description

Short mandarin collar jacket, helmet hat and long dress entirely hand-stitched and hand-embroidered with 56 500 galvanized silver Japanese glass beads and 10 grams of real silver thread spangles on pale blue organic cotton jersey fabric. The ensemble has used 8 yards of fabric, countless working hours, some 25 000 stitches and more than 900 meters of thread. It is at once a feat of patience, a humble nod to Slow Design and due homage to time-honoured North American craftsmanship.

Material Notes

Pale blue organic cotton jersey, Miyuki glass beads, real silver thread spangles.

Difficulty

Advanced

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Other
Style
Bohemian, Romantic
Material
Cotton, Lace/Sequins

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    Feb 10, 2014, 05.23 PMby aficionada

    Stunningly beautiful!

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    Feb 9, 2014, 10.47 PMby byVA

    Its MAGIC! Breathtaking magic!

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    Feb 9, 2014, 07.10 PMby tessi

    You are an amazing person and seamstress! You look absolutely stunning in your Snow Queen outfit. I can only begin to imagine the hours it took to do this…..plus all of the times an errant bead tumbled across the floor…….WOW!

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      Feb 10, 2014, 09.07 PMby marie-michelle

      Oh my! Thank you! Truly! I am now constructing a beading pad so that I will no longer have to dread the terrifying plink! of beads falling on the floor!!!!

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    Feb 9, 2014, 02.24 PMby kisses

    Totally stunning….the fabric is beautiful

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    Feb 9, 2014, 12.09 PMby mokosha

    that’s one breathtaking ansamble! so so beautiful

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    Feb 9, 2014, 11.19 AMby SassyT

    Gosh, I bow down to ya. Sassy Sewing Bees https://facebook.com/sassysewingbees

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    Feb 9, 2014, 10.34 AMby Mary Athey

    Marie-michelle you have created a fabulous outfit. All three pieces are wonderfully crafted and look so good on you. Bravo for all your hard work It paid of in the end x

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    Feb 9, 2014, 10.17 AMby martinK

    you did an amazing job!!!

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    Feb 9, 2014, 07.32 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Congrats – it’s Beautiful!!

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    Feb 9, 2014, 05.18 AMby max

    All I can say is “WOW!”

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    Feb 9, 2014, 04.32 AMby runningwithscissors1

    Beautiful! And so much patience. Very nice!

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    Feb 9, 2014, 12.18 AMby smallone

    wowza!! there is more patience contained here in this one out fit than I think I’ve posses in my 40 something years of a lifetime…its also beautiful!

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      Feb 9, 2014, 05.21 AMby marie-michelle

      Thank you! ’Tis a strange place between abnegation and self-indulgence! ;)

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