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Crafty Bride Hand-Knits Her Wedding Gown for Less Than £200

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For bride-to-be Lydia Tayler, hunting down the perfect wedding dress took no time at all. Putting it together, however, was a different matter. The owner of a yarn store in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, Tayler spent four months knitting the 100,000 stitches that made up the intricate lace sheath. “Knitting is a huge part of my life and I always knew I would want it to form some part of our wedding,” Tayler told the Daily Mail. “The dress is the hardest, and most important, garment I have ever made but I’m so glad I did it.”

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DIY WEDDING

Derived from an ultrafine blend of mohair, merino wool, and nylon—it’s lined with silk—the dress cost only £200 ($313) to make, a far cry from the thousands of dollars most women pony up for their dream gowns.

Tayler knows no off-the-rack gown will ever compare to her handmade creation.

Tayler, who first picked up the knitting needles at the age of six, knows no off-the-rack gown will ever compare to her handmade creation. “Designing and knitting your own things is a way of creating something unique,” she said. “No one will ever have a wedding dress just like mine.”

[Via Daily Mail]

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One Response to “Crafty Bride Hand-Knits Her Wedding Gown for Less Than £200”

  1. zapp says:

    I love this wedding dress. I want to have the same for my wedding. Can be this posible? Can I buy it from somewhere?

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