"Begin to weave and God will provide the thread"
~German Proverb

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Crochet Wedding Dress

Browsing through the archives of Craft Magazine for some crochet ideas, I came across this lovely Crochet Wedding Dress:

photo courtesy of Gia Canali at 100 Layer Cake
100 Layer Cake featured the wedding of Jillian and Dax who eloped to Kernville, California. The dress, shoes and bouquet were made/ customized by the beautiful bride.

Jillian made her own dress, including the pattern for it. She deconstructed a vintage dress to create a pattern for the bodice (the green part); sewed that, and then crocheted doilies madly for three weeks straight. She used over two miles of crochet yarn. Apparently they were still working on the dress the morning of the wedding (!) and Jillian had to be sewn into it, Project Runway style.
She found her heels at David’s Bridal and had them dyed, then used a pair of vintage earrings that belonged to a friend (via the friend’s grandmother) as shoe clips. Such a clever way to sass up your outfit and make it your own!
Just fell in love with the color choices of Jillian especially when the chartreuse green reminds me of my Mom's bridal motiff. Would be great if I made my own wedding dress too...next project!
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