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My Crochet Wedding Dress

When my husband and I got married, we were incredibly poor. We had just recently moved back to America from my home country of Thailand, and we were just getting on our feet. I was frantically trying to find a wedding dress that we could afford, but also something that was fitting for such a special day.

There was simply nothing that was as beautiful and special as that day called for. So, I did what any crochet addict would do and set out to make one. I’d never made anything like it before, and it was hard to find a pattern for one. After a lot of trial, error and tears of frustration, I finally made something that worked out perfectly.

It took a couple months and a lot of lace weight thread. Not to mention a lot of love and a little bit of luck. My special day was that much more special wearing something that was one of a kind and handmade by yours truly. I never made a pattern for it, maybe someday I will.

The picture is unfortunately from a time before we started to learn about photography, and all we had was an iphone 4, but I’m happy we have this photo.

It’s a very special project with a lot of memories and I wanted to share it with you all 🙂

8 Comments

  • favour
    July 14, 2020 at 4:33 pm

    Absolutely lovely. Do hope to see the written pattern as well as that of your summer dress. Thanks so much for sharing and GOD bless you.

  • Knitcroaddict
    July 24, 2020 at 10:35 pm

    The summer dress is certainly on my list of patterns to make. The wedding dress is as well but it was such a monumental task at the time, and there are so many little details that it will take me a while to make that into a pattern. Thank you so much for your support! God bless you as well.

  • Laurie
    August 28, 2020 at 11:33 am

    Hello beautiful Wan,
    I’ve been looking at your work for awhile, and I’m trying to build my courage to take on one of your cardigan projects 🙂. I just came across the crafty corner section of your webpage and this is the first post I saw. I want to say WoW, how very talented you are, and how this story about the creation of your wedding dress made my heart fill up. You are brilliant! Thank you for sharing your patterns and your story with us. Blessings to you from Canada 🇨🇦!!

  • Knitcroaddict
    August 29, 2020 at 3:37 am

    Hi Laurie! You’re so sweet, thank you for taking the time to send such a kind message. The internet needs more of that lol. That wedding dress is quite a story. We were so poor and I don’t think I’d even made many garments at that point. It was quite a learning process. Lots of tears and ripping out stitches lol.

    I’m going to tell you, don’t be afraid to try the cardigan. I promise you can do it. You are exactly who I have in mind when I make my tutorials and free patterns. I make them very clear, thorough and simple so you can make that first cardigan and be really happy with how it turned out. You can do it! Let me know if you have any questions, I’ll help you. Thanks again, blessings to you, and to Canada 😊❤️

  • Misbah
    February 26, 2021 at 7:38 pm

    Hello Wan 🙂
    I am a great fan of your work and even more now knowing the story behind your wedding dress. I loved how you tried to do everything possible to make it a success!

    Many of your projects are on my to-do list. Your works are just WOW. You deserve the best 🙂

  • Knitcroaddict
    March 4, 2021 at 7:45 pm

    Thank you so much for this comment 🥰 Yes, I have some fond memories of making that dress. It was so out of my league skill wise but I was just too poor to accept I couldn’t make it lol. I literally tried everything else first, but couldn’t find anything we could afford.

    Thank for taking the time to leave the kind words, I’m glad to have you here. Enjoy your future projects, let me know if I can help. Until then, happy crocheting!

  • Rebecca
    March 27, 2021 at 5:12 am

    Your talent astounds me especially for being so young. I’ve been crocheting 🧶 for almost 50 yrs. and only 15 yrs ago was brave enough to invent a few hit patterns that are only in my head. I’ve ended up becoming a pattern-aholic 🥴 thanks to my addiction I came across your amazing site. There is so much to love 💗 and I must say keep one busy and stylish for years to come. I would love it 😊 if you wrote out the pattern for your wedding dress. It’s lovely. My daughter keeps threatening that when she find mr right she will want me to crochet hers. Thanks 🙏 again for sharing so freely your amazing talent. I can’t wait to make many of your wonderful designs. 💖

  • Knitcroaddict
    March 27, 2021 at 6:52 pm

    Rebecca, thank you for such a wonderful comment 🙏💖 Sometimes I have anxiety opening my computer because I’m expecting some kind of rude or demanding comment and then I read your comment and it just made my day.

    No shame in being a pattern-aholic 😂 I think it would awesome for you to write down some of those patterns one day though, even if you just gave them to family and passed them on.

    Thank you, yes if you try to keep up with me, you will never be bored haha. You might sacrifice a little sanity, but you will never run out of things to make and you’ll have a very stylish wardrobe.

    My husband has been encouraging me to write the pattern for that wedding dress for years, since I started making patterns. I cringe in fear every time I think about it. It was such an insurmountable task with my experience and skill level, if I hadn’t been driven by poverty and desperation I don’t think I could have finished it 🤣 I’d never made a pattern or designed a garment, I’m not even sure I’d made any garments back then. It made for a beautiful dress and beautiful experience though. I promise, it’s on the list. Tell your daughter to take her time, no rush lol!

    Thanks again for the kind words Rebecca, welcome to the KnitcroAddict family. Let me know if you have any questions or need any help. All the best.💖

    Wan

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