Amazing in every way

Chi Krneta was about to get married and needed a dress. She decided against the traditional route and skipped the dress shop. Instead, she crocheted her dress herself! It was partly to save money. The materials for the dress, including the lining, only cost her $30. The second reason she chose to crochet her own dress was to honor her paternal grandmother. She had taught Krneta the technique she used to complete the dress. What was really amazing was how quickly such a detailed dress was made. “I crocheted my lace wedding dress on the bus during my work commute for about 5 months. The dress is a pattern I designed with a commonly used pineapple stitch,” she told Seattle Magazine. “My commute time couldn’t be used for anything else anyway.”Not only is this dress gorgeous, it’s super versatile and durable. “The dress is also machine washable (I’ve washed it several times), doesn’t wrinkle or need any special care, and I plan on wearing it again with linings of different colors and with the train bustled up in different ways,” said Krneta.

Watch this stop motion video for how she put it all together:

Many people spend hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars on the dress alone. Krneta didn’t want to break the bank when she and her fiance were just starting their lives together. “The dress was practically free because I didn’t spend much money on it (under $30 for all of the materials including fabric for the lining) and I didn’t spend much extra time on it,” Krneta said. Finally, Krneta had some advice for other people who are planning their wedding. “I think the most important thing to remember if you’re going to have a wedding is that there is no right way or wrong way to do it. Your wedding should be about you, your partner, your family and friends,” she said. “I would certainly pass the dress onto my future children if they wanted it.”