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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101 comments:

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

    How how how? Please tell me!

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  2. 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!

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  3. 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!!!

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  4. omg. so authentic. i love it.

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

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  6. oh wow! super crafty DIY ...totally Miu Miu :)

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  7. wow! I thought it's original Miu Miu!
    perfect job!
    love that dress!!!

    http://mypointmystyle.blogspot.com/

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  8. 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;)

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

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  10. 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

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

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

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  13. wow, ziemlich coole idee und umsetzung :)

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  14. So amazing. Maybe it was her?

    http://mypreciousconfessions.blogspot.com/2010/03/diy-miu-miu-embellished-tights.html

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  15. Gorgeous pictures, I love the outfit!

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

    xx
    nora

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  17. Awesome idea! It turned out great!

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

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

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

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

    Thank you all btw!!

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  22. A great work! So lovely the dress is!

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  23. Wow, so impressed with your drawing skills!!!
    www.thewardrobediaries.com

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

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  25. I love your DIY dress so much it's gorgeous!

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  26. that's amazing!! i might try that this summer!

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  27. What an excellent idea you've had! It looks beautiful!

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  28. 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

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  29. Amazing blog :D

    **

    http://doll--house.blogspot.com/

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

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  31. this is genius!

    lovelove, M.
    http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

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  32. tolles resultat!

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

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  33. 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!

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  34. couldn't be more in love with that dress

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  35. Amazing!! You look lovely :)

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  36. D:
    I want this dress. It's amazing how you made it yourself.

    http://www.fashionsmosthated.blogspot.com

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

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

    Lilly *-*

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  39. YOUR SHOES ARE RAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  40. 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?

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  41. 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

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

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  43. i like ur dress! amazing look! xoxo
    http://be-mode.blogspot.com/

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  44. i love your dress and your tatoos! they are really cool!
    you have a great style!
    www.myclosetispurple.blogspot.com
    xoxo

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  45. It's amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    A kiss from ITALY!!

    ❤Irene's Closet❤

    http://ireneccloset.blogspot.com

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  46. 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

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  47. OMG! You're adorable with this outfit, like a garden princess! <3

    www.abitoffashion.com

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  48. 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

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  49. I LOVE your Tattoos :) Pretty!!

    http://littlebirdswords.blogspot.com/

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  50. 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.

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  51. I love how you did your hair, so romantic and sweet !

    http://cupcakesarefashion.blogspot.com/

    XOXO, C.

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  52. 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"!

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  53. Lovely DIY. I've seen so many Miu Miu DIY's and I feel it's time to make one of my own. Just stumbled across your blog and I think it's absolutely gorgeous. I will definitely be becoming a follower so feel free to follow my blog as well!!

    <3
    Take a Walk on a Rae of Sunshine:
    http://alittle-rae-ofsunshine.blogspot.com/
    http://alittle-rae-ofsunshine.blogspot.com/

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  54. 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

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  55. 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 )

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

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  57. love that dress you're stunning in it! ^^ woot woot!

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  58. Oh so smart idea!
    L*O*V*E
    I will try it on a shirt..
    Thank you for the idea!
    Chara

    http://skinnyandflavored.blogspot.com/

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  59. love love this dress!! it's beautiful and lovely!! nice post

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  60. 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

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  61. 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

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  62. WOW!! Great job, that's so inspiring ;)

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

    Beautiful

    xx Vanessa

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  64. 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:)

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

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  66. very impressive DIY job there! Its lovely

    edenly jewellery blog

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  67. It's beautiful!!


    www.mode-damour.blogspot.com

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

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  69. 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/

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  70. Love Love LOVEEEE this!!!! <3

    Fashion Zen's swallow print looks exactly like the one I gave (as a download) in my diy swallow tights tutorial, also iron on... I think its the same?

    http://mypreciousconfessions.blogspot.com/2010/03/diy-miu-miu-embellished-tights.html

    http://mypreciousconfessions.blogspot.com/2010/03/diy-miu-miu-tights-tutorial.html

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

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  72. 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)

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  73. tolles kleid und tolle bilder :)

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  74. it looks great! What a great idea
    Rianna xxx

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  75. 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

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

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

    Kiss,
    Mel

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  78. WOOOOW, you're my heroine!!!! Such a great idea and superb creation. Thanks so much for sharing.

    http://bettesvintageline.blogspot.com

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  79. So cute...love your dress jajaja :p

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  80. Wow...its amazing, thanks a lot for the cats, are awesome, and you're a genius!

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  81. Hi! I mentioned u on my blog! It`s in portuguese, but I hope u like it =) http://guaranahplimplim.blogspot.com/2010/05/diy-miu-miu-inspired.html

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  82. Love the dress but the cats are to much for me!
    Love it on you!

    Xoxo Birgitte

    http://Fashionaccordingtobirgitte.blogspot.com

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  83. So cute!
    nice blog! :D I LIKE IT

    Follow my blog and I follow your blog.

    xoxo

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

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  85. That is such a beautiful dress!!!

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  86. wow , coup de coeur sur ta tenue (:

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  87. thank you for cats:)
    simply love it.))
    and you are beautiful girl;)


    http://de-generace.blogspot.com/

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

    Besos

    ladygrett.com

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  89. Lovelly DIY dress :)
    I follow you
    xoxo!!

    http://rainofdew.blogspot.com

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

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  91. 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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