For some crafters, when they are getting married, they want to do as much as they can for their wedding. For those diehards, this includes everything right to the wedding dress. If you want to create your own wedding dress, here are some tips and ideas for you.
One of the most important things when deciding to create your own wedding dress is making sure that you have enough time to complete your project. Only you know how long projects take you, but make sure you build a buffer into your time expectations for changes in design, and for the distractions of wedding planning.
If you search the internet, you will be able to find some patterns. In searching for researching this article, there are patterns out there that are free and that you can purchase. You may also want to consider finding a pattern for a day to day outfit which can then be done in white and possibly modified to fit your style.
There are many styles of dress bodices, but most of them tend to be a bit more fitted and should not be too much of an issue to make. But, a wedding dress skirt can be any style, so there are some special considerations to make. One of these is that if you plan to have a full skirt, you will need a skirting material that will be stiff enough to hold the crochet out.
Depending on the type of wedding you are having, you may not want to use a white yarn. If you are getting married on the beach, it may get dirty very easily due to the sand, sea and the wine. You may want to use a light ivory instead for this reason. If you will be getting married indoors, it may not be as much of an issue but you may want to be conscious of a train dragging and getting dirty.
Don’t forget the headpiece to go with your dress. If your dress is crocheted, you will want to make a matching headpiece in crochet. You could create a lacy Juliet cap or a simple crocheted headband with some tulle hanging off of it. A full veil in crochet may end up being a bit too heavy, depending on the type of wedding and dress you have.
Creating your own wedding dress is always a challenge, but such a wonderful accomplishment as it is a one of a kind dress which will not be duplicated by anyone. To create such a thing in crochet guarantees you will be wearing something gorgeous on your wedding day.
Sharon has been involved with Direct Sales for the last five years and has created a blog, Direct Sales Help, and several books to go with it. She has also published a book to help those in the craft industry to start a business and the steps to go along with it, “A Guide for Crafters”.