Veil Disaster

posted 3 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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45119 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Mrs.Watts2b:  Sounds like you have already come up with the solution- sell it and get another veil.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Mrs.Watts2b:  I don’t think the lace could stand the dye. Does it look hideous? I think I’d wear it.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

It could add a nice element to your dress. Have you tried them on together?

Post # 8
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Helper bee

I’m a veil designer on etsy and I’ve bleached ivory lace several times if I need white. The problem will be the tulle, depending on what blend it is, I wouldn’t chance bleaching the tulle.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Can you contact a couple of clothing dyeing services (look online, usually not local) and see what they can do about lightening the lace?

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Uh, that’s a pretty big mistake on her part.  How did you pay, CC or cash?  If CC I would call the CC and tell them that what you received is not what you ordered (Item not as described essentially). 

She should either fix it or eat the costs of her mistake. In no way would I be ok with paying for a veil that the seamstress completely screwed up.  

Post # 10
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Wannabee

You might try using Mama’s Miracle Linen Soak, a new product made specifically to remove stains from vintage or fine linens. I have used it many times, mostly on vintage linens, and it seems to work on yellowing, brownish stains due to aging, and regular stains too. It restores textiles to their original whiteness without damaging delicate fibers. So, it may lighten the lace at least enough so that it looks right with the tulle. You can find it on Amazon or http://www.mamasmiracle.com. Here are Before & After pictures of one sleeve on my vintage wedding dress.

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 1 month ago by  craftslady1.
  • This reply was modified 3 years, 1 month ago by  craftslady1.
Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

If there’s now way you can change or sell it, maybe use it and try to incorporate some ivory into your dress, such as a sash for example. Just an idea.

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