Wedding Dress Fail

Three years ago I saw the article about the woman who crocheted her wedding dress. I loved the idea! So recently I got engaged and decided to look up a pattern. I found it on Revelry and purchased it. How hard could it be? Now, I make scarfs, shawls, and blankets. Nothing ever to be actually fitted and worn. The pattern was charted and looked fairly simple. To my surprise it actually was really easy!

I got the suggested yarn off eBay and after 4 weeks of waiting it finally tuned up. I got the hook size and everything. So I started the pattern. Ok so I’m a weirdly proportioned girl, big bust, small waist, large hips. Nothing every fits correct. I’m also short. I measured a large on top, small waist, and medium hips. I decided to make a small and hope the yarn would stretch.

I actually made the entire top portion of the dress before I realized it did not fit how I would like. Very loose and would be hanging low with the weight of the skirt. So I gave up and bought a real wedding dress!

I actually love the pattern, It was simple. Just not for my shape. I worked each portion of the pattern up in one night. Front side 1 (one night) Left front (one night) Back (one night collar one night.

Pattern: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/chrysanthemum-gown

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2 thoughts on “Wedding Dress Fail”

  1. You did a beautiful job! I think it fits you very well and I like the addition of the satin bow. Perhaps you could wear it on another occasion like your a bridal shower? Well done and best wishes on your engagement.

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  2. Oh what a shame you’re unhappy with the fit. It’s absolutely gorgeous! Maybe you can still wear it as a top?

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