White Queen Mirana

Source: Disney's Alice in Wonderland

Completed: 2010

I am a huge fan of pretty dresses and apparently I like to torture myself trying to make things that are completely white. Inevitably, I will end up being poked by a pin and draw blood, especially when working with white fabric.

There were a lot of different skills that went into the design of Mirana's the White Queen's dress. There is beadwork, thread-painting, and stenciling, to name a few. Hundreds of Swarovski gems were glued on individually throughout the bodice and sleeves. To get a luminescent effect, the satin stitching was done with a combination of opalescent thread and gold thread.

On the skirt, a stencil was created for various snowflakes patterns and stenciled on using metallic fabric paint. On the waist, there is a very unique beading that I hand strung to match the original design. The lace on the gown only ever seems to come in white, so all the gold lace was hand-painted in gold metallic fabric paint. Any portion of the gown where you see a fuzzy textured trim, that was from fraying chiffon with a hairbrush. 


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