Saturday, July 05, 2008

knitting a wedding dress (now illustrated!)

This weekend's Ottawa Citizen featured a story about a woman in Ottawa who knit her own wedding dress. ETA: here are the photos from the newspaper... alas, neither one shows the dress particularly well. How much do you want to bet that she's planning to try and sell this pattern somewhere?!
Here's a little reminder of why I was quite happy to purchase my wedding dress:
"Macdonnell wanted crocheted edging to soften the lines of the V-neck and the mo-leaf detail to repeat at the back, but with no pattern to consult and unable to do a proper fitting until a piece was completed, the bodice came together and unravelled almost half a dozen times before she found something that worked. Like Penelope in Homer's The Odyssey, she wove it together and pulled it apart. A week and a half before the wedding, she almost threw it on the bonfire after unravelling it for a third time."
You'll have to read the article to get the description of the dress... :)

ps: I don't think this author knows a damn thing about knitting - surprise, surprise!

ps x 2: turns out that the flower girl in that wedding is the daughter of one of Mike's friends. And the article's author is the son of our City Councillor. Ottawa is a scarily small place sometimes!


DaviMack said...

Aww, come on: reporters don't generally know anything about anything they're reporting about! They're just supposed to know what's important about what they're being told ... oh, wait, that's a problem, isn't it? Hah!

It sounds like she turned a hobby into work. Ask me why I'm not a professional baker? Yup. Ruins a good thing, I'm sure.

The Knit Nurse said...

Frogging it only 3 times. You could do better than that I'm sure. Some people have no staying power. :)

p.s. Why didn't she just block it into shape?