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.
Peony dress is crafted long, fastens with buttons. The dress is designed to fit the body smoothly. It comes with a detachable wide belt that allows gathering the volume of the garment. There are two side pockets. The sleeves are featuring Zbiranka, a painstaking handmade construction craft technique which gathers the volume of the fabric. The dress features innovative large scale satin stitch embroidery in floral motifs. We used a combination of different threads, decorative lurex thread adds sparkling effect giving depth to the embroidery. Decorative handmade stitches along the garment.
We have used around 4 meters of high-quality linen and 4 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.