It took California teenager 4 months to crochet her own quinceañera dress

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While many of us dreamed of buying a pastel sparkly embroidered dress for our own quinceañeras, one California teenager decided to go against the grain and do something different. 15-year-old Noemi Mendez from Cherry Valley crocheted her very own quinceañera dress and let’s just say the results were spectacular.

As Mendez often posts on her crochet-focused Instagram account @croemi_coShe loves to make her own crochet projects – and she is Yes, really good at it! Exhibit A: She crocheted Mr. Krabs from SpongeBob SquarePants with frightening accuracy and did the same with Tuxedo Sam.

Other stunning projects? A crocheted duck and very detailed Jellyfish that we need in our lives as soon as possible.

As ABC reports, the Teenagers started practicing their skills crocheting her favorite cartoon characters and even gifting the dolls to her loved ones. But when she realized her 15th birthday was approaching, she knew she wanted to expand her talents and decided to crochet her own quinceañera dress.

“If I were to add it all up, I would probably say it took me about four months to crochet this dress,” Mendez said of the outlet’s impressive and lengthy process.

Her mother, Daisy Hernandez, told ABC she was “really excited” that Mendez wanted a quinceañera in the first place because “it’s a beautiful tradition in our culture.”

Her mother, Daisy Hernandez, told ABC she was “really excited” that Mendez wanted a quinceañera in the first place because “it’s a beautiful tradition in our culture.”

Regarding the dress, Hernandez encouraged her daughter to go for it from the start. “If you think you can do it, I believe you can, and if for some reason it doesn’t work, we’ll just buy one,” she recalls telling her daughter.

The teen finally had her quinceañera celebration last Saturday and shared her artwork with her friends and family.

As one can imagine, her mother is beyond proud of her daughter for “achieving” such a feat, and it’s easy to see why. The finished product is a beautiful dark blue off the shoulder dress with a tiered skirt and light pink accents.

A Video The teen posted to her account shows the entire crochet process, starting from the spools of yarn to creating the bodice first and even using a white petticoat to make the full skirt. Clips show how extreme the project was, showing Mendez knitting under a light and even making these super cute floral embellishments.

But at the end of the video, her smile says it all!

It seems like Mendez’s Instagram is finally getting the recognition it deserves, as several users comment and even ask to buy products from her.

One user commented, “Hi, I followed you to get a quote for a custom doll,” while another asked, “Can you make Sally and Jack?” for a special DIY project. Others are asking if their already-made dolls will be available for purchase, while one user has requested a Hello Kitty.

With such a solid work ethic and a Main creative streak, Mendez’s future looks very, very bright.

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