Finding a wedding dress is usually a huge ordeal for the bride, and when Abbey Ramirez-Bodley couldn’t find one that reflected her personal style, she decided to make her own. After seeing a crocheted dress on another bride, she realized that the style was perfect for her big day. With that, she set to work. “I really fell in love with the idea,” she explained in an interview. “I decided to change it a bit and make it into my own ideal wedding dress.” What happened next took about eight months of blood, sweat, and tears, but the final outcome is absolutely beautiful. See the images of Ramirez-Bodley’s incredible gown below.