Post # 1
How hard is this? I’m hoping to make one that hits around my waist…and maybe has some lace piping. I have heard to cut a circle out, then trim the top of the circle. Does anyone have good step-by-step instructions? I am not crafty, just cheap…Nordstrom wanted $200 for one.
Post # 3
@s12578: I made mine this weekend and I think it turned out beautifully! Here is the step-by-step I followed, not really from any directions I just went with it.
1 I measured from the place on my head where I wanted the veil placed to the point where I wanted it to end (fingertip length). I went to JoAnn’s and bought 1.5 yds of organza, it happened to be the exact length I needed.
2. I folded the fabric in half lengthwise, it normally comes off the bolt this way already. I used a dinner plate to help guide as I rounded the bottom right corner (when you unfold the fabric, both bottom corners should be rounded) I only wanted a single tier veil, and I didn’t bother with rounding the top corners.
3. I wanted a ribbon trim, so at this point I hand sewed the ribbon on the bottom edge, left and right sides. Once that was done, I stitched a row on the top and then pulled the thread to gather it once i reached the end. Then, I simply attached my comb! I stitched it, but I’ve heard you can also glue it.
in total, I spent 10 dollars and an evening at home working on it while darling FI watched the Blackhawks game! If these instructions aren’t clear, feel free to reply and I’ll try to clear it p!! Good luck!!
Post # 4
Veils are really, really easy to make.
There’s a book called “I Do Veils” on Amazon for $15 (get it used though) that has all the basic, how-to steps on it if you don’t find the right ones you are looking for online.
Tulle is really cheap and will be very easy to experiment with.
I’m DIY a silk tulle-and-lace veil, but the way I’m doing it is very time consuming. You can absolutely use glue or simple hand stitches. No one will know but you!
Post # 5
There are some great DIY tutorials on the Bee in the DIY tab at the top. I think I’ll be making mine as well, especially since all I want is simple tulle and will take it off after pictures.
Post # 6
@s12578: I made my own knee/ballet/intermission (whatever you want to call it) length drop veil and I think it turned out great! It was exactly what I wanted for way less than I would have ever paid for a pre-maid one at a bridal salon. Here is what I did:
1) I measured the place on my head where the comb would be placed down the front of my face to where I would want the veil to end just above my hands where I will be holding the bouquet, taking into consideration that the tiara I will be wearing adds an extra inch.
2) I measured from that same place on the top of my head down my back to where I wanted the veil to end in the back, taking into consideration my hairdo for the day and the fullness of my skirt pushing it out a bit.
3) I added the two measurements together and used that measurement as the diameter for the circle I cut out of a bolt of tulle that I had ordered online.
4) I found this great place online with all kinds of lace edgings and found one that was very close to the lace on my dress and ordered a length of it for the circumfrence of the circle based on the diameter.
5) You may omit this step if your dress is white or you can get the lace/tulle in the colour you need: I had to slightly stain the tulle and lace (separately) in tea so that they would be slightly off white to not stand out against my diamond white gown.
6) I applied the lace edging to the tulle circle using adhesive fabric tape. This worked so well!
7) Dust any exposed adhesive with a little bit of baby powder to get rid of the stickiness.
8) Sew the comb on where you want it.
Post # 7
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My Mom is making mine… she made her own way back when. We got a kick out of how the veil she is making costs $36 as opposed to the $200 at the store 🙂