(Closed) My DIY Muse – A Veil!

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m going to DIY my veil, but I haven’t started on it yet.  Thankfully, they make veil patterns which simplify the process immensely.  Before you do anything else, buy your comb.  Tulle is cheap, so get a couple yards of it and play around with it until it’s wrinkled as heck but has the right shape.  That was your practice.  Then get a couple more yards of tulle and make the real veil.  The same store that had your tulle probably also stocks lace edging, bead edging, individual crystals, etc to decorate with.  I picked up some crystals at Hobby Lobby that I intend to painstakingly sew along the edge of my veil.  Good luck!

Post # 5
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8354 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I also didn’t want to pay the prices at the bridal shop, so I did made my own. If you go to Joanns they have patterns on sale a lot. If you sign up for their coupons, you will get their flyer in the mail and they frequently have $1.99 sales on patterns. Make sure when you get your tulle that you check the width. The number listed is the width unfolded.

Post # 6
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7 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

JoAnn’s has a pattern sale this weekend on McCall’s patterns for $1.99. Vogue patterns will be $3.99. May 20-22 Butterick patterns will be on sale for $1.99.

Here’s an example of what McCall’s has for veil patterns:

http://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m3508-products-3724.php?page_id=110

http://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m4126-products-1028.php?page_id=110

Vogue: http://voguepatterns.mccall.com/v8569-products-9778.php?page_id=186

Butterick: http://butterick.mccall.com/b4487-products-5568.php?page_id=153

Post # 8
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466 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I made my veil and didn’t even bother using a pattern.  To be honest, I actually had to make two, because the first veil I made wasn’t as poufy as I wanted.  But like Jen said, tulle is cheap!  Overbuy!  Also, I had a sewing machine all set to use, but it ended up being easier doing the (minimal) sewing by hand.  There are a bunch of online tutorials you can follow, or PM me and I’d be happy to share my process!  Good luck!

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