*note most Mi Golondrina dresses are One of a Kind, so you most likely will not be able to find this exact purple color-way but you should be able to find a range of beautiful other Flores Midi Dress options! For example, I have a Flores Midi Dress from Mi Golondrina in Light Pink stripes (shown here) but that exact color-way is no longer in stock. I suggest browsing their site based on your size to see all the available options, signing up for their email newsletter and checking their site often for restocks of colors and patterns! I have also worked with their customer service team a few times when I was on the hunt for a specific color and they were extremely helpful – so don’t be shy to reach out to the brand directly! My Mi Golondrina pieces are far and away some of my favorite items in my closet!
Some background on the detail and care that goes into the production of Mi Golondrina pieces: the Flores pieces come from the community of San Antonino Castillo Velasco in Mexico. It is a community in Oaxaca that is known for its traditional floral hand embroidery, which dates back over 200 years. These blouses and dresses can take over one month to make, and specialty pieces can take up to six months to complete. As each garment is entirely handmade, these pieces are one-of-a-kind works of art. The designs are made by first stamping the pattern onto the chosen fabrics with ink using a large iron stamp. From there, the artisans use a small hoop to stretch the fabric and embroider the designs using selected threads.Once the embroidery is completed, the garments are sent to another community where they finish the smocking detail. The design that this community creates is known as “Hazme Si Puedes,” which literally means “Make Me If You Can.” This design showcases little people, known as “La Familia.”A third community then completes these garments by adding hand crocheted detail to the neckline. These designs are part of these artisan communities‚ identities and heritage and are intended to last for generations.