Abby Remirez-Bodley learned how to crochet from her aunt Jennifer Wollard when she was just under the age of 5. When she found the man she loves and said “yes” to his proposal- the race started. Finding the best dress in a reasonable price. (Featured image from aplus.com)
Wedding Dress Shopping Can Be Exhausting
Both physically and mentally. Searching for a beautiful, yet affordable wedding dress can also be pretty tiring. None of the dresses look like you want them, the ones that look good are not comfortable, and the ones you actually see yourself wearing- cost a fortune! Abby finally found the dress of her dreams, an old-school style vintage bridal gown that simply felt perfect for her. But the price was too high.
But Abby did not give up on her dream dress. This 22 year old from Tulsa, Oklahoma, researched the internet and saw an article about a woman who made her own crochet wedding dress. Feeling like she has nothing to lose, she turned to her aunt and asked for her help.
70 Dollars & 8 Months
was the amount of time it took these two dedicated girls to crochet the perfect dress for Abby’s wedding (Held october 27th, 2015). The dress was a smashing hit at the wedding, and Abby told ABC News that her aunt was busy throughout the wedding answering people’s questions about the dress.
The yarn for the dress cost the girls $70 and they used about 2 miles (!!) of yarn to create this amazing DIY dress! What took them 8 months was not just the job itself, but more the mistakes they had made while crocheting the dress. The two women took a lot of guesses along the way until they came up with an action plan- they will make individual handmade crocheted doilies and only when they are all done- they will “stitch” them up together, starting from the bottom and going up, to create the dress and it’s shape.
In order to make the dress lighter than a full crochet dress, the girls used a see-through fabric to give the dress it’s final shape. The sleeves took the girls a full 9 hours day of work. ‘It was really hard,’ Said Abby, ‘It was the longest stretch we sat down together and worked on it.’
The Bride Was Happy, The Groom Was Happy
So let’s look at some more pictures of this beautiful art work:
The best Crochet Accessorise- On Etsy
All this crochet made me feel a bit tingly inside, so I went into my favourite online shopping mall for handmade items (ETSY) and found this amazing handmade crochet bag from Katrin Knitting Etsy store. Handmade from yarn, cotton yarn and ivory cotton yarn, this amazing bag is a one of a kind item, as are all the items in Katrin’s Etsy store. (So if you like it you better hurry up and get it!)
The owner of the store ships worldwide from Slovakia. Click on the image to get the bag!