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Woman wears $36 wedding dress made from 10,000 bread tags

It took 10 years to craft this dress out of bread tags.

By Kim Anne Feb 12, 2013 10:30PM
Photo: News.com.au

At least she knows no one else will walk down the aisle in the same dress! After 10 years of collection thousands of plastic tags from loaves of bread, Stephanie Watson walked down the aisle wearing a very unique wedding dress she made herself.

According to News.com.au, Watson started collecting bread tags at the age of 19 and joked that as soon as there were enough bread tags to create an entire wedding gown, she would walk down the aisle to marry high school sweetheart Will Wapling. 

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And finally, after 10 years, the dress was ready. The couple was married last month in the dress, which fashion designer Watson made herself. The gown, which costs $36 and was made by hand with a sewing machine, weighs 15 pounds and took hundreds of hours to create, she says. 
Photo: News.com.au"The main thing in the designing of the dress was that I didn't want people to be able to tell the tags were stitched on. I wanted them all overlapping, so you couldn't see the stitching," she told News.com.au.

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"I just didn't want to have a normal bridal gown," she said.

"There are so many occasions where you can wear a beautiful feminine dress in your life. For a really special day I thought, why not have something completely outlandish?"

Each plastic tag (bearing the “best-by dates” from each loaf) was overlapped to the next, all sewn onto a cotton-drill base fabric and corset underneath.

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Photo: News.com.au

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