All over the world, Vyshivankas are famous for their unique cut, inspired by hundreds of years of history, that wonderfully flatter all body shapes.
With the My Sleeping Gypsy range, we retain the Vyshyvanka heritage but add a contemporary touch. This combination of history and modernity makes this choice stylish and eternally fashionable.
Looking stylish & feeling comfortable.
Braille Long Dress in Black has a loose voluminous fit. In the creation of one dress, we use 5 meters of light-weight linen and half a meter of thick linen. This fabric combination allows our artisans to achieve a flowing and airy silhouette and to avoid transparency. The skirt of the dress has a short petticoat and consists of three tiers. On the sides of the upper tier of the skirt, there are pockets sewn by decorative embroidery. Each of the three tiers is assembled to create volume. All tiers are decorated with hand stitching. The upper and middle tiers are also decorated with double pleats. The top of the dress is double-layered. The neck and belt of the dress are decorated with gold sparkling beads of exceptional quality. The edges of the sleeves are decorated with a lot of pleats and shimmering hand stitching.
Braille Alphabet embroidery motif, is created using a unique mix of the most progressive machine embroidery intertwining with hand-made applique, hand stitching and hand inlay beads. One of the elements of the embroidery pattern is Braille encoded symbols for Water, Fire, Air, Terre and Spirit. To embroider the dress, we use three types of thread, including black and gold lurex thread.
We have used around 5.5 meters of high-quality linen and 1 thousand meters of embroidery thread to craft this garment. At first, the parts of the dress are getting embroidered and then assembled together by our craftsmen in Kiev. Our embroidery patterns are made by local artists, each motif tells a story and conveys a worldly sentiment, making each garment truly unique.
In Ukrainian culture, Vyshyvanka has always had a significant spiritual meaning and each dress was passed on from mother to daughter. Traditionally believe it is a mascot.