Post # 1
I’m planning on DIYing a cap veil. I have the pattern worked out, read a all the tutorials I can find. But I haven’t been able to see one in person and the tutorials all glaze over one important factor:
How the heck do they stay on your head?
May sound like a silly question but I can’t figure it out. Are there just two little combs, like behind the ear where the fabric is gathered? In the ones with headbands I thought maybe there are other little combs along the edge, but that wouldn’t work with the sheer ones.
Here are some along the lines of what I’m planning:
Has anyone worn one or tried one on? How did it attached and did it seem secure? I’m not going to going through a wind tunnel or cartwheeling down the aisle, but all I can picture is the cap flipping off my head halfway through the ceremony.
Post # 3
@Kit_Kath: Bahahahaha! I about died at the wind tunnel and catwheeling comment. I’m also curious as to how these attach. From the pictures I would agree with your guess about combs behind the ears.
Post # 4
I’ve never tried one on but I think I’ve seen one laid out flat on a website that sold veils once, it had two small combs that would come somewhere behind the ears. If you’re worried about it coming off, maybe you could sneak in some bobby pins too?
Post # 5
Many veils use multiple loops instead of combs. This is probably how Juliet caps attach. Bobby pins go through the loops and hold it in place
Post # 6
Some of them are sewn on to the headpiece. I wouldn’t recommend it though, I had my veil sewn on my headpiece and granted it was a long veil, my hair got all messed up when they had to unstitch it after the ceremony. I’d just use little clear combs.