Post # 1
I am going to DIY my own veil. I started with a cut edge square one…then I decided I clearly needed more lace.
My gown is “Orange” by Pronovias (from 2007) and has a beautiful chapel lace train.
I saw this photo from a fellow bee and fell in love.
Question is how do I measure my dress so I know how long/round to make the veil? (How do I convince the dress store to allow me to do so lol)
Post # 3
You don’t need to… the rounded edge to a veil is standard. I actually just made my cathedral length tulle for my veil with my mom!
I just folded the edge twice and drew a hyperbola, so that the curve is identical both on each side, and within one the curve is the same going to the top and going down into the train.
I’m not doing lace, I’m trying to bead it (it is taking FOREVER so I might switch to lace).
If you use a real hyperbola, then you will have a very nice shape to add your lace to.
I love the DIY option also because you can select your best length for your height!
I am not doing the gathering at the top until my fitting–I will bring my mostly finished veil, and then decide on exact length based on my dress at the fitting. The gathering part should take less than 10 minutes. maybe less than 5.
Show us pictures of your progress? I’ll show some in a month or two, as I add beading. 🙂
Post # 4
@ ellabee -your advice is very motivating.
Can you explain what you mean by this…
“I just folded the edge twice and drew a hyperbola, so that the curve is identical both on each side, and within one the curve is the same going to the top and going down into the train.
If you use a real hyperbola, then you will have a very nice shape to add your lace to.”
Specifically I am concerned about…
-when you use the term hyperbola (besides going back to math class calculations) what do you specifically mean? Just a curved line?
– you folded the edge twice. So half, then again? Would this not give a bubbled edge?
Any suggestions on how to calcuate what curve will best match the bottom of the dress?
GREAT IDEA adjusting the top last. Its amazing how simple things never occur to you when you’re trying to figure them out. …I would have spent alot of time cutting lenght off the bottom. sigh.
Post # 5
@kermie:let me see if I can draw it for you in paint… that’s the only resource i have 🙁
Post # 6
ok, here we go.
1. First, draw a hyperbola on a piece of tissue paper
2. Pin the tissue paper to the corner of the veil (which is measured to a little longer than you think you’ll want–just in case).
3. Fold the veil in half (hotdog style).
4. Fold the veil diagonally, so that the symmetrical sides of the hyperbola line up
(see image–let me know if this makes sense!)
5. Cut along the tissue paper line– you should be cutting through 4 layers, be very slow and gently with the scissors so your lines are even
6. viola! Now all you need to do is decide on your trim. And then do it. That’s the hard part, actually.
7. After you trim it, then make the gathers at the top for appropriate length.
Post # 7
PS you can decide how far in you want the corners to go, but if you fold it the way i did, you can be sure that you’ll get a nice, even edge that’s symmetrical in each curve and from one side to the other. 🙂 good luck!
and, let me know how the lace part goes, i have never attached anything to tulle before i started this project!
Post # 8
@ellabee: Thanks for the info!
Post # 9
posting so I remember this! it’s the best veil tutorial I’ve seen, yet!