September 18, 2012

Handmade Knit Wedding Gown

                 Source: dailymail.co.uk via Nnenna on Pinterest


When I came across this image on Pinterest I knew it was too awesome not to share it with you guys! Twenty-six year-old Lydia from the United Kingdom handknit her own wedding gown in order to save money.  According to the article, she tried on a few wedding dresses in stores, but then decided that she wanted to go the handmade route. She was able to create her dress above with about 300 grams of yarn and at least 100,000 stitches- all for under 200 pounds!

I think her wedding dress is really beautiful and I love that it's completely unique- what a great treasure that will be for future generations in her family!

Tell me: What do you think of her knit wedding dress? Did you or would you make your own wedding gown?


By Nnenna of star-crossed smile

6 comments:

Unique Weddings said...

Really love the gown..It is too cute.

Nnenna said...

@Unique Weddings It's gorgeous, right? So delicate and beautiful!

Rozy Lass said...

Lovely gown, and yes my mother and I made my wedding gown; the silk cost about $200 in 1988. It is a one of a kind heirloom.

a Studio by the Sea said...

So lovely! I made my own wedding dress, from $300 worth of heavy damask from Zarin Fabrics in 1992. It was a middle ages fantasy houppeland!

Nnenna said...

@Rozy Lass Wow, that's amazing! Do you keep it tucked away somewhere?

Nnenna said...

@A Studio by the Sea What a great way to save money! There must have been so much pressure to do a good job, since it is your wedding dress! :)