This Bride Knitted Her Own Dress (and it’s Beautiful!)

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Like a lot of brides, Lydia Tayler of West Yorkshire, U.K., wanted to save money on her wedding. But instead of just the usual DIY favors, she took on a much bigger project — knitting her own wedding gown! The dress took four months to make plus half a pound of yarn and 100,000 stitches. The final cost of the dress? Less than $250.

A totally on-trend illusion neckline gave the gown a subtly sexy look while the long length kept it traditional. “The dress is the hardest, and most important, garment I have ever made but I’m so glad I did it,” Tayler said. “There’s nothing better than walking down the aisle knowing you’ve got a totally unique dress on and one that you’ve made yourself.” Tayler also had a word of advice for brides wanting to follow in her footsteps: “Just make sure you leave yourself plenty of time.”

In addition to the dress, Tayler also knitted a bouquet and bunting banners for the reception. “My dad even joked in his speech that I’d knitted myself a husband,” she said. The couple spent $6,000 total on their wedding and put the money they saved toward an 18-day honeymoon in Bali. What do you think? Is all that time spent stitching worth the low price tag?

> Love this dress, but don’t want to knit your own? Henry and Michelle Roth showed a crocheted wedding dress last season — check it out

> See thousands of DIY wedding ideas (that won’t take months to make)

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  • Tina
    07/19/12 at 12:58

    I’m knitting my wedding dress, though instead of giving myself enough time to knit it my fiancé is refusing to set a date until I finish the dress. His reasoning is that he doesn’t want me stressing about my dress while we plan the wedding. Am also knitting 3 shawls for my wedding party.

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