Post # 1
I am looking at DIYing my veil but I need some help! What fabric did you use to make your veil and on average how much did the fabric cost a yard?? Pics if you have them would be greatly appreciated too!
Plus… did you start before or after you had the dress?!?
Thanks for your help!
Post # 3
I’m using white silk tulle I purchased from Britex over the phone (they have a website but only ivory silk tulle is available on their website). I believe I spent $125/yard for two yards.
I purchased French Alencon lace from Vogue Fabrics Store for $39/yard (for 3.5 or 4 yards – it’s “galloon” type so I can split it down the center).
HouseFabric and Sposabella have a good selection of lace, although you might find something you like at laceheaven or deb’s lace and trims.
You can purchase nylon tulle illusion pretty cheaply at most stores; fabric.com always has some.
I started getting the stuff for my veil after I ordered my dress, but before I received it. I still have the supplies in a box for when I’m done with Grad school and can put it together.
Post # 4
I used tulle from Jo-Anne fabrics that was a couple dollars a yard. I trimmed it with some lace I found on ebay for about $10. So all together I spent about $15 on it. Granted, a veil isn’t very important to me–I’m only wearing one cause my mom insists, and I’m taking it off right after the ceremony. I made it after I bought my first dress, but I ended up getting a different dress and I’m not sure I like the veil I made with it, so you should definitely get your dress first!
This is unfortunately the only picture I have–I think it’s probably too blurry to help you much.