You’re my idea of beautiful

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A few days ago, I got inspired by a fellow Lookbooker (Frankly: Fashion Zen (visit her blog!)) who created a miu miu-inspired skirt by ironing little sparrows on her skirt. After having searched the web for sparrow-, or cat-print fabric for weeks now, I finally had a new solution for DIY-ing miu miu dresses myself – unaffordable as they are! (And I hope miu miu won’t mind me borrowing their idea, I just loved the cats so much – still hoping to get my hands on their shoes!!)

So here’s how I did it: I bought transfer paper, made a little drawing of the miu miu cat, digitalised it in Photoshop, printed it on the A4 transfer paper x32, cut out each single cat and ironed it on the H&M Garden Collection dress. And today I’m here to present you the results – hope you like it!

By the way, I got my first real teaching job at an elementary school, and thus will start to work in Berlin in July – can’t wait! (Also can’t wait to finally live in the same city as my perfect boyfriend)

[Customised H&M dress, Topshop wedges, daisies from the garden]

//Edit: Here’s the A4 sheet I originally used, including 16x the cat [Download]. Sorry that it’s so small, I don’t have a bigger size of it (and it still worked out great printing it on the transfer paper on high quality).

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102 Comments

102 Comments on You’re my idea of beautiful

  1. *Valentine*
    Wednesday April 28th, 2010 at 05:08 PM (6 years ago)

    Ooooh la laaa!
    I’ve got that dresse, but I love how you customized it! :)
    SO CUTE!!!

    How how how? Please tell me!

  2. Clara
    Wednesday April 28th, 2010 at 05:10 PM (6 years ago)

    That is AMAZING! and by far the best diy of the mui mui prints i’ve seen!

    I so wanna do that on a shirt!

  3. PUNKIE
    Wednesday April 28th, 2010 at 05:10 PM (6 years ago)

    my god, what a great amazing job you’ve done! from the first pics I was sure you’d get an original miu miu dress!
    unbelivable!!!

  4. Cindy
    Wednesday April 28th, 2010 at 05:24 PM (6 years ago)

    omg. so authentic. i love it.

  5. Li
    Wednesday April 28th, 2010 at 05:25 PM (6 years ago)

    The DIY idea is so cute! And I love your daisy headband – so spring! Congratulations on your job offer in Berlin!

  6. ...love Maegan
    Wednesday April 28th, 2010 at 05:35 PM (6 years ago)

    oh wow! super crafty DIY …totally Miu Miu :)

  7. kiwaczek2
    Wednesday April 28th, 2010 at 05:49 PM (6 years ago)

    beautiful dress. but I dont really like the cats on it. maybe if it was sth else, I dont know. I see we have same wedges, i just have ankle boots. and congrats on ur job. I’m a teacher too, bealive me the excitmenat will evaporate after a couple of years;)

  8. idée_géniale
    Wednesday April 28th, 2010 at 05:59 PM (6 years ago)

    what a creative way to turn a contemporary dress into something truly unique!
    Quite talented, those cats are so darn cute!

  9. agacior89
    Wednesday April 28th, 2010 at 06:08 PM (6 years ago)

    Gosh, you are a genious! I envy your ress as much as you working in Berlin (how I dream of vising it someday <3)
    Gruess&Kuess,
    agacior89

  10. anne
    Wednesday April 28th, 2010 at 06:22 PM (6 years ago)

    it’s great to be that creative, but i am wondering if the cats will last after you will wash the dress..

  11. Veronica Fair
    Wednesday April 28th, 2010 at 06:24 PM (6 years ago)

    Wow you did a great job! I discovered your blog lately and really like it! Good luck for your new job.
    XoXO
    Veronica

  12. christina
    Wednesday April 28th, 2010 at 06:26 PM (6 years ago)

    wow, ziemlich coole idee und umsetzung :)

  13. Jony
    Wednesday April 28th, 2010 at 07:01 PM (6 years ago)

    Gorgeous pictures, I love the outfit!

  14. Nora Ringo
    Wednesday April 28th, 2010 at 08:06 PM (6 years ago)

    you did it very well! I really like the result, and the photos are amazing too! ♥

    xx
    nora

  15. Jenni
    Wednesday April 28th, 2010 at 08:17 PM (6 years ago)

    Awesome idea! It turned out great!

  16. Insomnia
    Wednesday April 28th, 2010 at 08:27 PM (6 years ago)

    What a great job you did. I really thought it was a Miu Miu dress at first.

  17. eni
    Wednesday April 28th, 2010 at 08:33 PM (6 years ago)

    dein kleid ist <3

  18. Jagoda
    Wednesday April 28th, 2010 at 08:35 PM (6 years ago)

    would you mind to share the cat pattern (i mean the photoshop file)? ^^

  19. debi-joy
    Wednesday April 28th, 2010 at 08:44 PM (6 years ago)

    Thats a great Idea love how the dress came out. may do that my self!!

  20. Ricky
    Wednesday April 28th, 2010 at 08:58 PM (6 years ago)

    Jagoda: I’ll upload the pattern tomorrow, I have it on my other computer :)

    Thank you all btw!!

  21. Stella
    Wednesday April 28th, 2010 at 10:24 PM (6 years ago)

    A great work! So lovely the dress is!

  22. Antonia
    Wednesday April 28th, 2010 at 11:27 PM (6 years ago)

    ha, ich hatte genau die gleiche idee :)
    sehr schön hast du das gemacht!!

  23. MaNAa
    Thursday April 29th, 2010 at 03:22 AM (6 years ago)

    I love your DIY dress so much it’s gorgeous!

  24. Alyssa
    Thursday April 29th, 2010 at 04:34 AM (6 years ago)

    that’s amazing!! i might try that this summer!

  25. Matilda
    Thursday April 29th, 2010 at 09:40 AM (6 years ago)

    What an excellent idea you’ve had! It looks beautiful!

  26. hannah
    Thursday April 29th, 2010 at 09:51 AM (6 years ago)

    du mgast deine “digitalisierte” katze nicht zufällig weitergeben? ich hab kein hödcnhen für photoshop, würd aber sehr gerne dein idee nachmachen und etwas mit kätzchen schmücken :)

    provinzkindchen.blog[at]gmx.at

  27. Fashion Inspirations
    Thursday April 29th, 2010 at 11:27 AM (6 years ago)

    oooooooooooh. pretty. i want it. gimme gimme :) xxx

  28. vio
    Thursday April 29th, 2010 at 01:58 PM (6 years ago)

    tolles resultat!

    (in meinem kopf schwirrt ja die ganze zeit schon das strumpfhosen-bedrucken herum, ich hoffe ich komm endlich mal dazu…)

  29. b l i s s
    Thursday April 29th, 2010 at 02:14 PM (6 years ago)

    hi! I’ve read your blog for a while but never commented before, I wanted to say I think you did such a great job and looks totally professional. congratulations on your job as well!

  30. Damsels
    Thursday April 29th, 2010 at 02:49 PM (6 years ago)

    couldn’t be more in love with that dress

  31. goldenmeans
    Thursday April 29th, 2010 at 04:14 PM (6 years ago)

    Amazing!! You look lovely :)

  32. Taryn
    Thursday April 29th, 2010 at 05:19 PM (6 years ago)

    This turned out so well! brilliant idea. I love your flowery headband too :)

  33. Lilly Rose
    Thursday April 29th, 2010 at 06:17 PM (6 years ago)

    Wow, so viel Aufwand! Sieht super aus!! Die Schuhe bekommst du bestimmt noch irgendwoher^^.

    Lilly *-*

  34. drollgirl
    Thursday April 29th, 2010 at 06:18 PM (6 years ago)

    YOUR SHOES ARE RAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  35. Neve
    Thursday April 29th, 2010 at 07:58 PM (6 years ago)

    Hey, richtig super sehen die katzen aus :)

    Ich wollte fragen – ich hab deine Q&A erst jetzt gelesen – warum du das tätowieren lernst und was für eine Maschine zu dir zugelegt hast- Wo wie was und so :) Ich suche ne Ausbilndung zum Tätowierer und fang warscheinlich bald an.. Will vorher natürlich trainieren und es wäre für mich sehr interessant, wo du wie deine Materialien und Infos hergenommen hast :).

    Eine andere Frage wäre noch: Was arbeitest du eigentlich? Oder studierst du? Du kommst aus Berlin, oder?

  36. 'Lee ▲▲▲
    Thursday April 29th, 2010 at 08:06 PM (6 years ago)

    oh my gawd.
    this dress is amazing!!!
    pure genius, seriously.
    it looks like it came straight off the catwalk, doesn’t look like one of those obvious DIY’s.
    and I’m so loving the wedges.

    Theory of a fashion victim
    xoxo

  37. marchenoirmode
    Thursday April 29th, 2010 at 09:49 PM (6 years ago)

    Oh! Beautiful nude dress!
    Great outfit, love.
    See you, Carolina.

  38. Blue is in Fashion this Year
    Friday April 30th, 2010 at 09:04 AM (6 years ago)

    Hi, I’ve just made a collage with a lot of Bloggers MIU MIU DIY. You’re also on it and I have linked to this post.
    You can find my post HERE

  39. Marielle
    Friday April 30th, 2010 at 02:11 PM (6 years ago)

    wunderbarer blog :)
    ab jetzt hast du einen weiteren leser dazubekommen! :P:D

    Vorkurzem erstellte ich mir auch einen… würde mich freuen wenn du auch mich mal besuchst :)

    http://fashionyourlife.blogspot.com/

    xx marielle

  40. style baro
    Friday April 30th, 2010 at 03:55 PM (6 years ago)

    I love it so much! :O

  41. Adri
    Friday April 30th, 2010 at 09:22 PM (6 years ago)

    I cant get over what a great job you did…it looks just like the real deal. I love all the miu miu inspired DIY, yours especially.

  42. T.
    Saturday May 1st, 2010 at 11:07 AM (6 years ago)

    Wow!
    Erstens: Was für ein tolles und aufwendiges DIY-Projekt!
    Zweitens: Was für ein tolles Blog! Hübsche Outfits, professionelle Fotos! Du bist so was wie das deutsche Cherry Blossom Girl, was? Kann gar nicht glauben, dass ich dies Blog bisher nicht kannte.
    Drittens: Du wirst ab jetzt “verfolgt”!

  43. agata
    Saturday May 1st, 2010 at 02:19 PM (6 years ago)

    OH MY GODNESS! you’re a genius! last time i was in zara i saw a beautiful miu miu-esque dress, but your is the best one :)
    thanks for sharing :)
    + great blog, gonna follow!
    xoxo

  44. ML
    Saturday May 1st, 2010 at 03:21 PM (6 years ago)

    This is such an awesome DIY. Love the flower crown also. And I really, really love how you “wear” your tattoos (if that makes sense… :P )

  45. Lisa
    Saturday May 1st, 2010 at 05:15 PM (6 years ago)

    Awesome dress. You did such a great job with it!
    starship narcissus

  46. Laura - Eileen
    Saturday May 1st, 2010 at 08:00 PM (6 years ago)

    i love it!

  47. tokyobanhbao
    Sunday May 2nd, 2010 at 12:20 AM (6 years ago)

    love that dress you’re stunning in it! ^^ woot woot!

  48. Sophiemei
    Sunday May 2nd, 2010 at 03:26 AM (6 years ago)

    love love this dress!! it’s beautiful and lovely!! nice post

  49. Posporoseller
    Sunday May 2nd, 2010 at 05:15 AM (6 years ago)

    I love it! The cat pattern feels very apt. The sepia themed photography also gives this ensemble its humble feel.

    Parting Shot:
    Ri likes @BisayaFilms, is “I May Be Seymour Glass” on Flickr, makes bisaya short films and is partial to http://www.ottawaflowers.org

  50. sehnsucht-ist
    Sunday May 2nd, 2010 at 06:51 AM (6 years ago)

    *Miau*

  51. littlebrownbag
    Sunday May 2nd, 2010 at 08:43 PM (6 years ago)

    I just found your blog,and i think it’s amazing <3
    you got a new follower. Check into mine if you want. And can i borrow these pictures? XoXo
    – Thekillingman.blogg.no

  52. MªAngeles S.T.
    Monday May 3rd, 2010 at 07:17 AM (6 years ago)

    WOW!! Great job, that’s so inspiring ;)

  53. Vanessa
    Monday May 3rd, 2010 at 09:12 AM (6 years ago)

    Whaoh -oah! the dress looks amazing, What an innovative idea.

    Beautiful

    xx Vanessa

  54. Emilie
    Tuesday May 4th, 2010 at 08:22 AM (6 years ago)

    Stunning!

  55. ädchen
    Tuesday May 4th, 2010 at 07:04 PM (6 years ago)

    You are genius! I love what you’ve done. Your “fake” miu miu is absolutely beautiful, I’m totally impressed! I’d like to do the same but maybe with some old dress, not necessarily new H&M, because I could distroy it doing something wrong:)

  56. balletslippers
    Tuesday May 4th, 2010 at 09:51 PM (6 years ago)

    What a cute dress!! Great Idea. And you have a really nice blog <3

  57. Alice
    Wednesday May 5th, 2010 at 03:54 PM (6 years ago)

    Amazing dress :D

  58. Sasa
    Wednesday May 5th, 2010 at 08:33 PM (6 years ago)

    This is so great, thanks for the tips and inspiration!

  59. Karolina
    Thursday May 6th, 2010 at 09:18 AM (6 years ago)

    Great post! I couldn’t resist not to make an entry about it. Your posts are always so inspiring to me.
    I have made a note about inspired by Miu Miu clothes. I used one of your photos.
    Go here to see my post – http://szynal.com/2010/05/05/inspired-by-miu-miu/

  60. Ricky
    Friday May 7th, 2010 at 07:54 AM (6 years ago)

    oh yeah, kinda looks like it!! did you create/draw the sparrows yourself? by the way, I love your tights, they’re so pretty!!

  61. Andy Zamora & Daniela Wolf
    Friday May 7th, 2010 at 04:17 PM (6 years ago)

    Hey! I love how you make your own clothes/ personalize them. By the way, I saw last week in Zara a short jumpsuit with the same miu miu inspired print!(If you didn’t knew)

  62. Mary-Love
    Friday May 7th, 2010 at 08:25 PM (6 years ago)

    You are so cute ♥

  63. Melissa
    Saturday May 8th, 2010 at 08:56 AM (6 years ago)

    tolles kleid und tolle bilder :)

  64. Amber
    Sunday May 9th, 2010 at 08:57 AM (6 years ago)

    Great DIY!

  65. FILIPA
    Sunday May 9th, 2010 at 05:46 PM (6 years ago)

    Lovely dress :)

    beijo *

  66. Rianna Bethany
    Sunday May 9th, 2010 at 08:46 PM (6 years ago)

    it looks great! What a great idea
    Rianna xxx

  67. Zoe
    Monday May 10th, 2010 at 03:19 PM (6 years ago)

    Hi! I love this drees! Miu Miu dresses are in my wishlist, they’re amazin’ but really TOO expensive! Your idea is great! Do you think you could iron the cats also on tights? I’d really like to know if it is possible or not and I’ll be happy if you will answer :) thanx

  68. Small Fashion Diary
    Monday May 10th, 2010 at 11:43 PM (6 years ago)

    what can I say? just perfect! I love ur tatoos!!

  69. smokylash
    Tuesday May 11th, 2010 at 09:14 AM (6 years ago)

    The dress is simply gorgeous !
    I love your outfit with the tattoo is original !

    Kiss,
    Mel

  70. Mayi
    Thursday May 13th, 2010 at 05:34 PM (6 years ago)

    So cute…love your dress jajaja :p

  71. Cynthia
    Thursday May 13th, 2010 at 06:12 PM (6 years ago)

    Wow…its amazing, thanks a lot for the cats, are awesome, and you’re a genius!

  72. the indigo juveniles
    Sunday May 16th, 2010 at 04:28 AM (6 years ago)

    jgdfgslfgldfkgjdf, i love this!

  73. Luana Pagung
    Monday May 17th, 2010 at 02:55 PM (6 years ago)

    So cute!
    nice blog! :D I LIKE IT

    Follow my blog and I follow your blog.

    xoxo

  74. Maggie
    Tuesday May 18th, 2010 at 08:31 AM (6 years ago)

    Wunder,-wunderschöne Bilder. Du siehst einfach so unglaublich toll aus!

  75. Megan Hawley
    Wednesday May 19th, 2010 at 09:38 PM (6 years ago)

    That is such a beautiful dress!!!

  76. Mona Leoncini
    Sunday May 30th, 2010 at 09:25 AM (6 years ago)

    wow , coup de coeur sur ta tenue (:

  77. LadyGrett
    Wednesday June 2nd, 2010 at 11:19 PM (6 years ago)

    Great idea!
    Love the dress and the photos are very sweet. Well done!

    Besos

    ladygrett.com

  78. saintadele
    Tuesday August 24th, 2010 at 07:27 AM (6 years ago)

    where did you get the wedges! do reply me pleaseeeee!

  79. venuslop
    Friday September 30th, 2011 at 06:29 AM (5 years ago)

    Vous faites, il est divertissant et vous avez toujours prendre soin de la tenir à puce. J’ai hate de lire beaucoup plus de vous. C’est vraiment un site web merveilleux.

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