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Drooling Over Doilies and DIY Wedding Dresses | Manolo for the Brides

Drooling Over Doilies and DIY Wedding Dresses

…which in this case, are part the same package. Doilies are *not* something I’d usually drool over, but when they’re handmade and part of one of the prettiest and most fun wedding dresses I’ve seen this side of an elopement – on 100 Layer Cake, I should add – it’s a different story.

Jillian made her own dress, including the pattern for it. She deconstructed a vintage dress to create a pattern for the bodice (the green part); sewed that, and then crocheted doilies madly for three weeks straight. She used over two miles of crochet yarn.

Two miles! I can sew a bit, but I don’t think I’ve used two miles of anything other than thread in my combined output. Isn’t this wedding dress just amazing? And cute? Every time I look at it, I get a little giggly and a lot jealous!

Did you ever consider making your own wedding dress? Or maybe taking a dress already in existence and modifying it in some way using your badass crafty skills?

Images: Gia Caneli Photography

4 Responses to “Drooling Over Doilies and DIY Wedding Dresses”

  1. Nariya February 21, 2011 at 11:54 am #

    Oh my god. That’s AMAZING.

    I never thought I’d say that in a post entitled “Drooling Over Doilies”

  2. Cassie February 21, 2011 at 11:50 pm #

    That dress is glorious.

    My mother actually made her own wedding dress when she married my step-father – it wasn’t nearly as elaborate as the doily dress, however. She just took some pink satin-y lining material and some silver lace, stitched the pieces together, and made the dress. It looked really great, but was far less labor-intensive.

  3. Tina February 22, 2011 at 5:48 am #

    Great pictures…I really love the contrast between white, green and pink colour..It looks very original
    Tina from flower delivery

  4. Little Red February 22, 2011 at 10:23 pm #

    That’s a spectacular dress!