You’ve got to give credit when it’s due, and there is probably no one more deserving than this modern hero, a Reddit user that goes by the name alkikat. Like most brides, she was on the hunt for the perfect wedding dress, but instead of shilling out thousands of dollars for a frock, she took matters into her own hands and made the dress herself.
The whole dress took her about five months to complete, so where did she get the time in her busy schedule to put together her dream dress? Oh, just on her daily commute. Armed with just a crochet needle and yarn, alkikat made her dress by hand using a pineapple stitch. “The dress was practically free because I didn’t spend much money on it (under $30 for all of the materials including fabric for the lining) and I didn’t spend much extra time on it,” she says. “My commute time couldn’t be used for anything else anyway.”
Oh, and the best part about the dress? No dry cleaning necessary. Plus, she says she intends to wear it more than once (Keira Knightley style), in several different ways.
Has this Redditor won the wedding dress game forever? We think so. The dress actually came out quite beautiful, almost looking like something you might pay $600 or more for at BHLDN.
So alkikat, we salute you. Watch her dress come together in the time-lapse animation below.