From Monique Lhuillier’s fabulous creations to Vera Wang’s elegant masterpieces, wedding gowns are crazy expensive these days especially if your honey wants to go designer all the way. But one newlywed dared to do something different on her big day, she decided to create her own wedding scratch and it only costs less than the amount of moolah you pay for your weekly grocery.
Redditor Alkikat recently posted her crocheted wedding dress, which she says she crocheted during her morning buss commute. Alkikat’s crocheted creation is nothing short of fabulous! It’s definitely not your grandma’s ratty crocheted sweater.
According to Alkikat, the total cost of the dress was 30 bucks. And that includes the cotton threads and the fabrics she used to line the interior of the wedding down. Alkikat enthused, “the dress was practically free because I didn’t spend much money on it and I didn’t spend much extra time on it.”
Alkikat even posted a time-lapse video of her project online, watch the awesomeness go down below:
The floor-length mermaid dress was painstakingly crocheted for five solid months. Props for her hard work! The design of the wedding gown is an original too. Alkikat used a commonly used pineapple stitch.
The wedding gown also featured cap sleeves; an empire cut silhouette and a figure-flattering bodice. On her wedding day, she embellished the dress with a green silk scarf that added a beautiful contrast to the all-white ensemble.
And because Alkikat used machine-washable threads, her fabulous gown is very easy to clean apparently.
We can imagine the gasps of awe from her guests as she finally walked down the aisle.
The best part about her handcrafted wedding dress is that she can wear it more than just once. In fact, according to the newly wed, she plans on wearing it again with linings of different colors, with the train “bustled up in different ways.”