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 short dress has a loose fit and therefore ideally fits any body type. Voluminous sleeves are generously decorated with embroidery and hand-cut Richelieu technique. Traditional fabric hand pleating methods such as Zbiranka adorn the neckline and shoulders. Floral motifs in the embroidery convey the romantic summer story. Handmade contrasting stitches are made around all embroidery elements. The neckline is lavishly hand-embellished with silver and gold beads (beads are 24k galvanized silver and gold). The hem of the dress is decorated combining both hand stitches and embroidery using the Richelieu technique, which further emphasizes its lightness and makes it elegantly sophisticated.
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 Short 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.