Remember that time you spent (or at least considered spending) thousands of dollars on your wedding dress? Well, get ready to feel pretty silly about it. One woman managed to make a remarkably beautiful gown for herself all while she commuted to and from work. And the best part? It only cost her thirty dollars (but it looks like a million bucks).
That’s right, while most of us are too busy trying to calm our road rage to even change the radio station, this woman carefully crocheted her dream dress over a span of five months while riding the bus. Using what is commonly known as the pineapple stitch, she worked in small sections before combining all of the pieces together to create the figure-hugging masterpiece.
With $14 spent on the yarn for the bulk of the dress, she used the remaining $16 on fabric for the lining and green sash. Now that’s a frugal fashionista.
For those of you who still think it’s too good to be true, she made a time-lapse video of the entire process:
If we estimate that her commute is 30 minutes each way, five days a week, that means she spent approximately 105 hours on the construction of her dress. That’s less time than most of us would spend just trying to make up our mind about a wedding dress, if you count all the months of internet browsing and wedding magazine flipping.
While her incredible talent and eye for design is enviable, what we love most — and you may want to sit down for this — is that it’s machine washable! She said she’s already washed it a few times and plans to wear it again with different colour linings and with the train bustled. Sigh. Is it too soon to start a campaign to get Target to do a collaboration with her?
So, the next time you think that crocheting is reserved for table cloths and elderly women in rocking chairs, think again!