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Abbey Ramirez-Bodley was searching for her perfect wedding dress, but she couldn’t seem to find one that fit in her budget. So what did she do? She took matters into her own hands by creating her own beautiful dream dress. You know, like you do.

Abbey, 22, had seen a crocheted dress on another woman, and she fell in love — so she decided to make one herself. “I came across a girl that had kind of done the same thing and also had crocheted doilies, but I think it was short and didn’t have sleeves,” she told ABC News. “I showed the picture to my aunt and asked her if it was possible to do something like that. She taught me to crochet when I was four or five. We didn’t have a pattern. It was a lot of guesswork.”

But Abbey was determined to make her dream wedding dress. “I really fell in love with the idea,” she told Mashable. “I decided to change it a bit and make it into my own ideal wedding dress.”

Abbey and her aunt worked together, spending just $70 on cotton yarn to create the dress over the course of eight months. It was difficult, she told Mashable, because they only worked on it together. . . and the two of them live over two hours away from each other. “We could only work together on weekends,” she explained.

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