Pictures: Bride Spends 8 Months Creating Her Wedding Dress By Hand

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Pictures: Bride Spends 8 Months Creating Her Wedding Dress By Hand
Wed 02-12-2015

One creative bride in Oklahoma created her own wedding dress,  Abbey Ramirez-Bodley of Stillwater crocheted her entire wedding dress by hand with the help of her aunt.

The wedding dress only cost $170 total.

The creative newlywed told BuzzFeed News that she’s been crocheting since she was a little girl when her aunt first taught her.

She said when she began to shop for a dress for her wedding to now-husband Jake Bodley, she saw a photo of a handmade dress that she fell in love with.

“I wanted to make my own dress because I saw another woman had done it and it was by far the most beautiful dress I’d seen,” she said.

So, Ramirez-Bodley enlisted her aunt to help her crochet her dream dress. It took the pair 8 months to complete the dress.


The 23-year-old said she only spent $70 on the yarn and $100 for the green dress she wore underneath. She said all of their guests seemed to love her creation, and she received a ton of comments on it during her special day.

“My husband was impressed that we were able to do it and it came out great,” Ramirez-Bodley said.

“I’ve had many requests for help and advice on starting [other women’s] own projects and that’s really cool,” she said.

Source: Buzzfeed