Knitted wedding dress – with matching cap!


Some brides go for satin, others for silk. And some just whip out the old knitting needles and rustle themselves up a wooly wedding dress – and throw in a baby’s bonnet to wear on their heads at the same time. We know which brides we’d rather be, is all we’re sayin’…

Aside from the fact that most women would generally prefer not to look like they were en route to their christening rather than their wedding, we’re loving the way the virginal, eyes-cast-down pose of the model here jars with the surprisingly see-through nature of the large-holed knitting. Because nothing says "wedding night fun" like a woolly dress and a baby’s bonnet, does it? On second thoughts, don’t answer that.

Sadly, if you’re hoping to wear this dress to your forthcoming nuptials, you’re going to have to travel back in time to the 1970s to find the pattern for it. And if you do, maybe you might want to consider just staying there?


  • June 11, 2008


    I have to stick up for the idea of a knitted wedding dress. Have you seen Killing Me Softly with Heather Graham? She wears a knitted wedding dress that I would love to copy!

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  • June 12, 2008


    kinda reminds of women from say Jane Austin or the Bronte sisters’ stories…

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  • June 12, 2008


    is this made for amish people, or what?

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  • June 19, 2008

    AC Caster

    If only men knew that Leia Organa would look like this on their wedding day…

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  • September 16, 2008


    My mom knitted her wedding dress in 1978 and it was beautiful. It wasn’t as harsh as this, and she didn’t make the hood (I’ve seen photos from the pattern, though, and it looks much more elegant than this cap), and she looked beautiful.
    But, then again, it was the 70s. I don’t know if you could “get away with it” today!

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  • January 21, 2009


    Do you have this pattern available for the wedding dress?

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  • January 21, 2009

    The Fashion Police

    Cynthia – no we don’t, because we’re a fashion blog, not a retailer of knitting patterns.

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  • February 19, 2010


    On Ravelry there are a lot of women who have knit or crocheted their wedding dress- there are many patters on the site, as well.

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  • October 18, 2011


    I am looking to add a line of knitted / crochet wedding dresses to my company. I have found some lovely vintage patterns, from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. If you have any comments or are interested in this, please drop me a line / message.
    Many thanks, Sue

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