Post # 1
So I am very lucky that my mom wants to make my mantilla veil for me instead of me shelling out a ton of money to get the same quality veil. She says that mantilla veils are usually cut into a triangular shape and all of the DIY sites say to cut it into an oval. Anyone DIY their own veil with triangular or “standard” oval shapes? What did you do and how did it turn out? We would like to know!
Post # 3
I haven’t made it yet but am planning to so I’ve been doing a lot of research on them. All of the instructions say oval, and I’ve looked at tons of pictures online and at veils in stores. Everything I have seen is standard oval shape. I’ve actually haven’t seen a triangular one.
It was really helpful for me to go look at them in stores (I’m a visual learner). Actually being able to hold it and see how it’s made is much better than pictures.
Post # 4
Triangle mantillas r more for mass not usually wedding veils , from my understanding anyway
Post # 5
I have a veil shop on etsy and Mantilla is my favorite style. The cut is not really an oval – it’s more of a rectangle with rounded corners. If you’re planning on a cathedral length veil, you can use an old twin size sheet and trace out a pattern you’re happy with – tulle is really hard to cut freehand if you’re not used to it.
If you have any other questions, I’m happy to help.
Post # 6
It should be a rectangle with rounded corners. The triangular mantillas will end up looking more like PP posted.
Post # 7
I agree with @Rachel631, I made mine as well cathedral length) and folded the material in half then rounded the corners. I’ve never heard of triangle until I saw those pictures, I guess it would depend on length and style you want!
Post # 8
The triangular/quadralateral shapes will fall more like an angel cut veil. Tulle is cheap; cut a few veils and see which one you like best.
There’s a book out called “I Do Veils” that can help you figure out what you like.
Post # 9
Thanks for the replies everyone! So it seems like it’s not triangle or oval but rather a rounded rectangular shape. Definitely need to do more research on this.
@babypearls: whoa! yeah that is more of a mass or funeral type of veil. i think my mom used to wear those when she was a young girl going to mass. that might be where she got the idea of a triangular veil from.
@Golden Ticket: thanks for the tip! the bedsheet sounds like a great idea.