Friday, February 25, 2011

Purls on your wedding day

It is not unheard of for a girl to where her mother's lace when it comes time for her own wedding, but modern brides are taking things to a whole new level. Take a look at this dress, for instance:
"Jillian made her own wedding gown, including the pattern for it.  She deconstructed a vintage dress to make the pattern for the bodice, sewed it, and then began to work on the doilies.  It took three weeks and over two miles of crochet yarn to complete the effect.  I am still marveling at all the detail." via Gia Canali at Pursuing the Picture Perfect Wedding.
Jillian may have made the doilies herself, but there's no rule saying you can't up-cycle family linens or the handmade lace from your Italian grandmother's best party dress. Plus, a ton of designers have incorporated vintage-inspired piecework in this year's spring fashions. There are probably a thousand ways to add a little crochet chic to your big day.  Here are just a few.
What heirlooms would you incorporate and how?

1 comment:

bridechic said...

I love this post. It's a real new twist on an old tradition.