If you’re panicking about the cost of the average wedding dress, take heart from this bride who made her own for less than €26!
Chi Krneta took her love of crocheting and translated it into a stunning gown that she knew would be perfect for her big day.
Utilising her work commute, Chi actually crocheted her dress while sitting on a bus over the course of five months!
Now, that’s impressive. We usually just scroll through the Daily Mail…
Lembra daquela história que postamos aqui da moça que fez o próprio vestido de noiva de crochê no caminho de casa para o trabalho? 👍👗 Então, preparamos um vídeo com fotos do processo de criação e do vestido pronto. Ele lindo e ela arrasando! 😊😍 . → O depoimento dela: “Durante cerca de cinco meses teci, sentada no ônibus a caminho do trabalho, o modelo que usei no meu casamento. O tempo que gasto no trajeto não é usado pra nada mesmo, então não foi necessário arrumar nenhum tempo extra para resolver isso. Eu mesma desenhei o padrão do bordado, comumente conhecido como ponto abacaxi”. 🍍😁 . Faça você mesma a sua história, se joga no craft! 💕 . *Fotos: Chi Krneta
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She told ABC News: ‘The dress was practically free because I didn’t spend much money on it (under $30 [€25.48] for all of the materials including fabric for the lining) and I didn’t spend much extra time on it.’
The Seattle native wore the finished product for her wedding with a white satin slip beneath it.
She also explained that the dress is ‘machine washable’ and doesn’t wrinkle!
As well as that, it can be used for other occasions simply by changing the colour of the slip or lining underneath.
Not only did Chi wear the stunning creation for her 2014 wedding, she wore it when she was pregnant with her first child and even wore it again to recreate the wedding shot with their little girl!
‘I knew I wanted to design and make my own wedding dress (I also sew) and figured that crocheting it would be the most efficient way to accomplish,’ she said.
Making the dress was also a way to pay tribute to the woman who taught her how to crochet – her grandmother.