Post # 1
- Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House
I’m thinking about DIYing a mantilla veil. I want to use real, alencon lace.
Now, Most of the mantilla veils I see look like this:
But, most of the alencon lace I see for sale looks like this:
Do they just trim it to get two pieces of lace? It seems like that is what they do, but I don’t know for sure.
If you were using two pieces, where would be the most logical place to seam together the lace? Probably the dead middle of the veil where it hangs down in the back right?
Post # 4
I’m not really sure either but it does seem like you just cut the piece down the piece down the middle to get two pieces of lace.
I was going to say to make the seam meet where the comb is but that doesn’t make sense since then you would need double length. Dead middle sounds right!
Post # 5
I am in the process of making my own wedding veil with Alencon lace. I bought the lace that looks exactly like the picture posted above from laceco.com. The lace is beautiful. I fell in love with an Erica Koesler cathedral veil (with alencon)that costs over $600.00. Since I am only wearing my veil for the ceremony I thought it was crazy to spend so much on a veil. So I decided to make my own.
I bought a small pair of scissors and cut the alencon lace to get two pieces. My mom is helping me sew it on to the veil. I bought a cathedral veil on Etsy for only 29.99(I figured it would save me some time, but you can always make your own) The lace cost 44.00 (1.25 yards) (im only adding lace at the bottom, not all around) Altogether. I should spend a litle under $100.00, A pretty huge savings considering the veil is almost be identical to the one I originally fell in love with. I will post pictures of the finished product.
Post # 6
I don’t know if this will help, but my dress is lace with a pretty detailed hem. When it was getting altered they had to take about a foot off and I asked the woman as she was pinning it how was she going to do that. She said they tack where the edge should go, then once it’s sewn together carefully cut around the excess fabric.
So… maybe the best thing to do would be just cut in the middle area where the lace is thin, tack or pin how you want it to look, sew it on and then carefully cut away the thin lace that isn’t cut as nicely.
ETA: Ha… I just saw the original post was 7 months old. Oops!
Post # 7
@mmurillo05: awesome! what kind of fabric is the veil made out of?
Post # 8
@Mrs. Eagle: I know the answer to this, because I saw Jasmine’s bridal shop make lace dresses and veils in person. Lace does not come in big sheets. It simply isn’t made that way. Every lace dress and veil you buy, whether it is designer or not, has the lace cut out and then applied as appliques. The reason it does not look like applique on a nice dress is because they use understitching to hold it in place. This is what you will have to do as well.
Post # 9
@Kcanon the veil was made out of soft tulle.