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A bride spent 9 months hand-knitting her own wedding dress complete with ruffles and yarn tomatoes

Summary List PlacementFinding the perfect wedding dress is as stressful as it is fun, with many brides taking months to find the perfect gown. But the process was even more difficult for Esther Andrews, a bride who made her own wedding dress.  Andrews is the designer and founder behind Esther Andrews Bridal, which specializes in bridal knitwear. Her products consist of shawls and wraps, giving brides stylish options if they are getting married in cooler weather. But when the time came for Andrews herself to get married, she designed and made an entire dress, as she documented on TikTok. Andrews hand-knit the dress over nine months,...

A side by side of a woman knitting on the subway and the same women standing in a wedding dress.

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Finding the perfect wedding dress is as stressful as it is fun, with many brides taking months to find the perfect gown.

But the process was even more difficult for Esther Andrews, a bride who made her own wedding dress. 

Andrews is the designer and founder behind Esther Andrews Bridal, which specializes in bridal knitwear. Her products consist of shawls and wraps, giving brides stylish options if they are getting married in cooler weather.

But when the time came for Andrews herself to get married, she designed and made an entire dress, as she documented on TikTok.

Andrews hand-knit the dress over nine months, even stitching it together on the New York City subway to make sure it was ready in time for her big day.

She didn’t finish the dress until the day before her wedding, customizing every inch of it.

Andrews said in the video that her dress was inspired by “space pirate meets a tomato patch because it was just silly and fun.” 

She also made her husband’s outfit, which looked like an astronaut suit. 

Andrews’ dress was made of mohair lace yarn, and it featured multiple layers of ruffles. 

A side by side of a dress on a manequin and a man holding up a ruffle of fabric.

As Andrews explained in her video, the whole dress featured over four miles of yarn.

The final dress had a V-neckline trimmed with oversized ruffles, long sleeves, and a tiered skirt. The white base was topped with smaller yarn tomatoes as applique. 

It took nine months to complete, and Andrews wasn’t able to tell if the dress would fit her before she put the pieces together.

Luckily it fit as desired, so Andrews’ months of work didn’t go to waste. 

Andrews also made space-themed wedding socks covered in little stars to go with the wedding theme, as she also shared on TikTok.

Her TikToks about the wedding gained traction on Wednesday. 

Andrews’ video about making her wedding dress had over 388,000 views at the time of writing.

She also wrote in the TikTok that she loved the process of making her wedding dress.

“I will always cherish this dress and the time that went into making it,” Andrews wrote.

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