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Crochet Wedding Dress

Added Feb 8, 2015

by Chi Krneta

Seattle, United ...

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Description

I crocheted my wedding dress from my own design without a pattern over the course of five months on the bus during my daily commute. I was able to buy all the materials including the cotton crochet thread and satin fabric at discount for about $30 USD. The dress was practically free because I didn’t spend much money on it and I used only commute time which would normally be wasted time. The dress is also machine washable (I’ve washed it several times), doesn’t wrinkle or need any special care, and I plan on wearing it again with linings of different colors and with the train bustled up in different ways.

Even though crocheting takes longer than sewing it is so much easier, requires less equipment and best of all it can be done anywhere. The lace fabric produced from crocheting is a lot more accommodating and forgiving than traditional fabric and there is little tailoring or shaping required. The satin lining that I sewed for wearing under the crochet dress was harder than the dress itself.

Since I had posted photos of the dress online I received many requests for a crochet pattern so I went back to develop a pattern. After several months of development, testing, and testing the pattern is finally available on Ravelry and Craftsy:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/chrysanthemum-lace-dress
http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/clothing/crochet-lace-wedding-dress-/130955

More Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/chiduong/sets/72157645815916987/
Stop-motion animation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edFt9Ug5RmY

Press:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/23/diy-wedding-dress_n_5870408.html?ir=Weddings
https://gma.yahoo.com/bride-crochets-her-own-wedding-gown-during-bus-211727758—abc-news-fashion-and-beauty.html
http://www.buzzfeed.com/jessicaprobus/this-woman-made-an-amazing-wedding-dress-for-30#1xe6w74
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2769057/Crafty-bride-stunning-wedding-dress-bus-way-work-cost-THIRTY-bucks.html
http://www.seattlemag.com/article/amazing-bride-makes-her-own-dress-bus
http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2014/09/meet-bride-whose-crochet-wedding-dress-photos-went-viral/

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Bridal, Bohemian, Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic, Vintage
Material
Cotton, Blends, Polyester

Credits

Photographer
Designer & Photographer
Photographer

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    Dec 22, 2015, 04.29 AMby lexicolton

    This is amazing and beautiful! Love that it was practically free but looks like it cost a million dollars!

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    Feb 20, 2015, 02.41 AMby marce40

    Gorgeous!!And looks great on you

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    Feb 17, 2015, 03.28 AMby nrobson

    i heard about this, ur famous!!! i am incredibly impressed… and i must try to learn how to crochet this year, i want to make a blanket, maybe a top… :DD

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      Feb 22, 2015, 05.26 PMby Chi Krneta

      Thank you! Crochet is much easier than sewing. And for the same amount of time and material it takes to make a blanket, you can make a dress instead :)

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      Feb 23, 2015, 07.51 AMby nrobson

      thanks sweety…. i even am impressed at the lining! a gorgeous dress in itself. well done ;D

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    Feb 15, 2015, 10.36 AMby vasea

    wonderful

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    Feb 12, 2015, 02.20 PMby libra-s

    Just FAB!!!

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    Feb 11, 2015, 03.08 PMby sunriseruby

    This dress is simply FANTASTIC :-D Congrats on your wedding!!!And great job and the result is a timeless peace of wardrobe that can be worn over and over and the result is still WOW :-D

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      Feb 22, 2015, 05.27 PMby Chi Krneta

      Thank you for the kind words and good wishes!

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    Feb 9, 2015, 09.19 PMby liliv-1

    It’s really amazing, congrats on your wedding and on making your wonderful dress ;)

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      Feb 10, 2015, 07.21 AMby Chi Krneta

      Thank you for the kind wishes!

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    Feb 9, 2015, 04.51 PMby cris orange

    wonderful dress and unbelievable how much work it took!

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    Feb 9, 2015, 03.14 PMby kisses

    Stunning! congrats on your wedding

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    Feb 9, 2015, 12.10 PMby martinK

    this is absolut amazing!!!! Since I like crocheting, maybe I should start to make such a dress for someone :-) really great work!

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      Feb 10, 2015, 07.22 AMby Chi Krneta

      Thanks! You should definitely crochet this dress for someone – it could make a great story too especially if you do it on the bus ;)

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    Feb 9, 2015, 07.49 AMby ghainskom

    Impressive. Stunning dress. Good job!

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    Feb 8, 2015, 11.44 PMby Mary Athey

    Stunning dress and you look fabulous in it. Crochet is somethingi never got the hang of x

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      Feb 9, 2015, 01.28 AMby Chi Krneta

      Thanks! I think a crochet hook is a lot easier to operate than a sewing machine ;)

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    Feb 8, 2015, 11.41 PMby chillwear

    Wow this dress is amazing. You did an great job, it looks beautiful on you!

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    Feb 8, 2015, 10.51 PMby tessi

    STUNNING!!!!

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    Feb 8, 2015, 10.28 PMby khatsu

    this is the most amazing gorgeous dress! I have wanted to start crocheting and your project has motivated me to get started sooner rather than later. I have a ways to go, but I might just make one in my daughter’s size and who knows?

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      Feb 9, 2015, 01.24 AMby Chi Krneta

      Thank you! You can make a dress long or short in any color and for any occasion with the pattern. It’s not just for wedding dresses. And trust me, crocheting is a lot easier than sewing ;)

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