Post # 1
I have tried so hard to figure out my : Something old , new , borrowed and blue since the engagement! I’ve got the blue , borrowed im sure will be jewlery , new will hopefully be a solitare necklace and old is my mothers veil. I had never seen my mothers dress or veil except in photos and she told me I could get it out of the back of the closet to see it. I was SO excited but I came to find theres a HUGE rip in the part of the veil that goes over the brides face as she walks down the isle… I think I can fix it but I wanted my Bee’s advice… the tear is from the top to the bottom of the lace, If I cut the part off and sew the lace together overlapping the split I think it will be ok… I even thought of hand sewing the veil with a very sheer silver or something that would easily blend in with the veil….
Does anyone have any ideas / opinions about this ? : (
Post # 3
Were you planning on wearing a blusher? If not, you can most likely cut the tulle where it attaches to the comb. Is it possible to post a picture?
Post # 4
It doesnt have a comb … its all lace on the top and attaches with bobby pins. its from over 20 years ago by the way lol but its gorgeous! I can post a picture but not at this moment I dont have it with me so next time I go over I can. The tear is like on the side of my face if that helps
Post # 5
I would try and salvage it if at all possible BUT since it’s your mothers and a priceless heirloom, I would take it to someone professional. Unless you are a pretty good seamstress and I mean no disrespect, I would take it to someone that can really work with it and believe me, some of the pros can do wonders! If you can’t get it fixed, maybe you can (with your mother’s approval) make it into something else, like your garter, your hankie, sew into your dress or add the lace to a new veil.
Post # 6
Without seeing the rip, I’m not sure how easily it could be patched.
What about keeping the veil part original, but replacing the blusher? I think it could be a meaningful symbol of new and old. Of course, you would want to see how your mom feels about it.