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I didn’t want to fork out thousands for a wedding gown so decided to knit my own

Jul 29, 2023Jul 29, 2023

A WOMAN has revealed how she decided to knit her own wedding dress so she didn’t have to pay thousands for one.

Kika, from Finland, gave herself the ambitious task of creating her knitted gown in the six weeks before her wedding day, and it certainly took balls.

In a YouTube video on her Kutovakika account which has racked up over 4.5million views, she shared why she decided to knit the most important dress of her life.

The bride-to-be said: “I decided to knit and crochet my own wedding dress in approximately five weeks time.

“This is possibly the craziest thing I will ever attempt to knit and crochet, will I be able to complete it?

“We’ll have to see.

“The more I looked online trying to find a dress, the more I started to think ‘maybe I should do it.’

“I’ve ordered the yarn but I have no idea in three weeks time if it’ll be tears and frustration.”

Kika said she felt “nervous” but loved the wool and silk balls she ordered to make the dress.

She said: “It’s so luxurious.”

The bride bought 30 balls of white pure silk yarn for roughly £224, and she joked: “Do you think I have enough?”

Despite being a knitting content creator, Kika had never knitted a dress before and she was desperate for it to not look “granny-ish.”

She took inspiration from Christian Dior and Chanel designs and then spent 45 days doing “practically nothing other than knit.”

In total, it took Kika around 200 hours to finish the design, but it had its challenges.

She told Insider: “About two weeks in, I had finished the bodice but tried it on and found out it was way too big for me. I ended up having to rip it back up and start all over again.

“When I made the sleeves, they kept slipping down and exposing my chest, so that was pretty funny and took me a while to fix.”

And she was desperate for the project to be over towards the end.

She added: “By the time I finished the dress, I felt so tired and frustrated, and only had four days to rest until the day of the wedding.”

Kika said when she finally put it on for the ceremony, she felt “relief” and “couldn’t have been happier.”

The bride concluded: “Knitting is such a big part of my life, so I'm glad that I was able to make it an important part of my wedding day.”

Many people were impressed, with one saying: "The fact that this dress is usable after the wedding makes it 10/10 and it's gorgeous."

Another added: "The fact that you created/designed your own wedding dress, wedding planned, moved into a new home and still took time to record the whole process for YT is nothing short of incredible."