…Where a few daring others have gone before!
I haven’t actually even started knitting yet, but I already sometimes get overwhelmed and start to lose hope that this big, crazy project is too much for me. To stay inspired, I started researching. Who has tried this before? How long did it take? What yarn or patterns did they use?
Apparently knit wedding dresses aren’t a new concept. I found this vintage 1950’s knitting pattern.
Here are some amazing works that I found that inspired me again. Out of admiration and respect for the artists, I have linked to their work. Please view images there (requires a Ravelry account).
The Trailblazers (By their Raverly names):
Nadiad used an real dress pattern and made pattern modifications. She was done in 5 months. The free pattern link was a huge jump start in getting my creative juices flowing!
YuLian knit her dress from one of Herbert Niebling’s designs in 8 months.
Crafty-Effie finished in 16 months in a beautiful non-traditional color. With setting it aside she finished with only 5 days to spare!
knitpipandpin completed her vintage inspired dress in 7 months.
Thank you, ladies! Your pattern links, types of yarn used, and personal notes are amazing!
I discovered another blog devoted to knitting a whole wedding dress. It took 2 years. Check it out here. I really appreciate how Antoinette cataloged her process and her reflection upon the finished piece.
What about you?
Who is in your community?
How do they encourage you?