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.
Merezhivo long dress has a voluminous straight silhouette that fits perfectly to any body type. It has a feeling of lightness and the pared-down simplicity of shape and color. The dress is made with a large amount of hand-craft, particularly, the Richelieu embroidery technique which involves a precise and laborious hand-cutting process: one sleeve of the dress takes approximately eight hours of hand-cutting, and a lavishly decorated hemline can take a couple of days. In addition, the sleeves and collar of the dress are hand-decorated with 24-carat gilded beads. The dress is a combination of evening luxury and lightness in one.
We have used high-quality linen fabrics and durable thick embroidery threads to craft this garment. At first, the parts of the garment are getting embroidered and then assembled together by our craftsmen in Kyiv at our own production atelier. Richelieu embroidery work takes 10 to 15 hours of our artisans' dedicated time per garment. There are 5 different artisans working hand in hand to craft Merezhivo Long Dress for you, each mastering the special type of embroidery, hand pleating, or sawing technique. All processes combined take about 2 full days of work. Our embroidery patterns are made by artists, each motif tells a story, making each garment truly unique.