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Mice dress based on a D&G dress

Added Apr 15, 2017


Hesse, Germany






My mice dress is finished, based on a dress by Dolce & Gabbana from their Disney-themed fall collection 2016.

The story behind the dress: the mice are in the Disney story Cinderellas loyal friends who act with needle and thread to sew her a white gown. This is the story. That’s why the look of the dress is designedly “unfinished” with markings of black handstitches and exposed seam allowances at the sleeves. To make this, I had to widen the sleeve pattern at the shoulder point (10 cm extra width) to make pleats.

The mice are made by hand: I embroidered pieces of grey felt – some got a belly with nude felt spots – with crystal clear sequins, I sewed them on scalelike by hand. The final touch were always eyes, nose and hands/feet of beads & rhinestones. I didn’t want to overload the dress, that’s why I made only 3 mice. The original from D&G has much more patches, also at sleeves and back part.

The dress itself is made of white crepe jersey, taffeta-lined, and I sewed on the mice patches by hand and decorated it with black hand stitches.

If you are interested in the making of, please visit my sewing blog House of Philo

Have a Happy Easter!

Material Notes

Crepe Jersey, taffeta, sequins, felt, beads, rhinestones




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Evening Wear, Other, Romantic

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    May 12, 2017, 04.26 PMby sewing fanatic

    a lively fun touch with the amazing embroidery work, well done! x

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      May 29, 2017, 02.47 PMby HOUSE-OF-PHILO

      Thank you,very nice to write this. Bye Philo

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    Apr 19, 2017, 12.37 PMby chula123

    oh wow, Philo, wie süss sind die Mäuse! Fantastisches Kleid, ist dir toll gelungen!

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      Apr 19, 2017, 02.20 PMby HOUSE-OF-PHILO

      Danke! Hoffe dir geht’s gut! Philo

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    Apr 18, 2017, 04.02 PMby Luda Tomashevska

    Amazing job you’ve done!!! Wow! I’m impressed with your patience! These embroideries are so high leveled!

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      Apr 19, 2017, 02.18 PMby HOUSE-OF-PHILO

      Thank you Luda! Glad you like it! Philo

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    Apr 18, 2017, 11.41 AMby Ivanamania

    this is couture sewing level! I love these mice and the whole dress!

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      Apr 19, 2017, 02.18 PMby HOUSE-OF-PHILO

      Thank you ! I am happy about your comment. Philo

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    Apr 17, 2017, 06.12 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

    This is fantastic! It’s not only the great embroiderry but the whole concept of the unfinished dress…I’m impressed…I can’t see the photos in your post but I saw it in your blog! D&G is a a great source of inspiration, I love their crazy ideas!

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      Apr 18, 2017, 06.56 AMby HOUSE-OF-PHILO

      Hello Elpida,
      thank you for your comment. I try to solve the problem with the pictures. (I uploaded them and they were here but where did they go now?)

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    Apr 15, 2017, 10.21 PMby izbott

    Oh its just so awesome and fun! I like your version better because it has the right amount of sparkle on it. The mice are works of art in themselves and you really are a talented lady!

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      Apr 16, 2017, 04.44 AMby HOUSE-OF-PHILO

      Wow izbott thank you for your compliments. It spent many hours in the mice embroidering, because I wanted this dress so much. Happy Easter, Philo

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