Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Knit and Crochet Wedding Gowns

by Kelly

If spring is when 'a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love', then summer is when a young woman's thoughts lightly turn to weddings. And the focal point of any wedding is the blushing bride in her gown.

Most brides spend months looking for their perfect dress. But would you be willing to spend months making your own? And would it be worth all the work, or would acquiring something from Filene's Basement be less trouble?

A quick Ravelry search turned up two pages of patterns. Admittedly, about half of those hits were for doll dresses and the like, but there were still over twenty different patterns to be used for the big day.

A sampling:


pattern from the procrastaknitter blog, here

pattern from Caron

What do you think? I have seen wonderfully beautiful knitted lacework that would look great as an accent (like a shawl) - but a whole dress?


  1. Sounds crazy daunting to me. Though I have heard of chefs who have catered their own weddings. At least with making your dress you can have it done well ahead of time. Kudos to those brave enough to give it a go.

  2. Hey, your comment worked!
    Anyway, I can't imagine adding 'make wedding dress' to the list of things you have to do when setting up a big church wedding.

  3. People do sew wedding dresses. I suppose it is about the same thing. But I don't think I could do it.


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