Dog ripped my veil…portraits in 2 days, wedding in 12 days

posted 2 years ago in Emotional
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

kimmo416:  where do you live? If you can post a photo and a location,  we may be able to help.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

Depending on where they are, at least putting on some fray check stuff, they sell at any craft store, can at least keep it from getting any worse. Not sure it would fix them but not making them worse is a good thing. 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

kimmo416:  Been there,  I bought 2 veils and couldn’t figure out which one I liked better until my dress came in.  Found out as getting my dress altered that my cat put holes in both veils.  Luckily the store owner who I bought my dress from was there when discovered this and gave me one of hers to have and use.  

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

The brand I know about is called Dritz fray check. 

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

 

kimmo416:  Call the seamstress who did your alterations first thing iin the morning. They will be able to repair it using a fabric glue that dries clear, or a clear fabric tape. This is not something I recommend trying yourself.

Another option is to hide the holes with beads, pearls or rhinestones.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

The attendent who was helping me into my gigantic 80% tulle dress ripped a big (2inch round) hole when she very carelessly unzipped the dress bag.  The only thing the seamster (seamstress?  He was male!) could do was put an applique right over the whole.  Luckily my dress was covered in applique and it didn’t look out of place, bu perhaps applique would be helpful if the holes couldn’t be mended?  I’m really sorry that happened, that bites.  :-\ Keep us updated, best of luck! 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m a veil maker on etsy so I may be able to offer some advice. I’ve repaired a number of veils for brides when their pets got too close to all that lovely fluffy stuff theh can’t resist playing with.

If the veil is made from bridal illusion tulle it will not fray. Tulle is not as fragile as it appears – I think you’ll be ok for the bridal portraits. Do you have lace on the edges? If so, is it possible to get some extra pieces of lace to put over the tears? 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Chapel on Base

My first thought was to add appliqués.  Good luck to you.   

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

It shouldn’t tear unless you tug on it hard. I’ve done repairs like this several times – if you have several holes/rips throughout the body of the veil, just spread several pieces of the lace to balance it out….if you have a rip on the top left, put a patch piece on the top right….if you have a rip on the bottom right, put a patch piece at the same level on the left side. In other words, don’t just put the patch pieces where it’s ripped, you may have to put several more pieces all over the body of the veil to balance it out. 

Hope this helps. 

 

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