There’s nothing quite like your wedding day!
We’ve all seen stories and Ravelry projects where people make their own wedding dress, but this particular crocheted version made for just $70 in 8 months by 22-year old Abbey Ramirez-Bodley is very sweet. You look beautiful, Abbey! Original article here.
When a 22-year-old Abbey Ramirez-Bodley from Arkansas city, U.S. couldn’t find a wedding dress in her budget, she decided to make one herself. Her aunt, who taught her how to crochet when she was 3 years old, kindly agreed to help. On October 17th, after 8 months of hard work, Ramirez-Bodley walked down the aisle in the dress of her dreams which only cost her $70, plus $100 for a green dress underneath.
“Making something with your own hands out of love is very special on the most important day of your life,” Ramirez-Bodley told Mashable. For the brides-to-be out there, she has one piece of advice to give: “Start early and don’t get frustrated. The outcome is worth all the work.”
22-year-old Abbey Ramirez-Bodley was struggling to find a wedding dress in her price range
Image credits: Julie Graham Photography
She was looking for a vintage-style wedding gown but everything she liked was over $1,000
So she bought $70 worth of cotton yarn and decided to make one herself
Her aunt taught her how to crochet when she was only 3 years old
“Making something with your own hands out of love is very special on the most important day of your life”
It took her 8 months to make the dress
“When I put it on, I was, for one, amazed that it looked exactly like what I thought it would look like in my head”
“It was amazing. It was emotional. [Especially] when you put that much time and love into something”