I am a huge lover of anything DIY in a wedding, as you well know. I believe it brings personality and another level of love and commitment to your special day, but I am always a little skeptical when it comes to homemade wedding dresses (unless you are a professional seamstress). I have this image of a duct taped version of a Charlie Brear, which sends shivers down my spine, but I was proved wrong by Reddit user Alkitat.
Alkikat, shared her crochet creation via Reddit and it is by far one of the must beautiful handmade pieces I have seen! I love the way she has paired it was a gorgeous lawn green sash, and the kick out at the bottom makes her look like she’s just risen from the ground like a goddess!
“I crocheted my lace wedding dress on the bus during my work commute for about 5 months. The dress is a pattern I designed with a commonly used pineapple stitch.”
Watch her full creation unfold:
“The dress was practically free because I didn’t spend much money on it (under $30 for all of the materials including fabric for the lining) and I didn’t spend much extra time on it. My commute time couldn’t be used for anything else anyway.”
What a brilliant way to use wasted time on a commute!
We all wonder what to do with our dresses once the big day has come and gone, but Alkikat can easily put different coloured linings under the dress, or even add sleeves?
What do you think? Would you make your own wedding dress?