(Closed) Cathedral veil to match chapel train gown

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

You don’t need to… the rounded edge to a veil is standard. I actually just made my cathedral length tulle for my veil with my mom!

I just folded the edge twice and drew a hyperbola, so that the curve is identical both on each side, and within one the curve is the same going to the top and going down into the train.

 

I’m not doing lace, I’m trying to bead it (it is taking FOREVER so I might switch to lace).

 

If you use a real hyperbola, then you will have a very nice shape to add your lace to.

 

I love the DIY option also because you can select your best length for your height!

 

I am not doing the gathering at the top until my fitting–I will bring my mostly finished veil, and then decide on exact length based on my dress at the fitting. The gathering part should take less than 10 minutes. maybe less than 5.

 

Show us pictures of your progress? I’ll show some in a month or two, as I add beading. 🙂

 

Good luck.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@kermie:let me see if I can draw it for you in paint… that’s the only resource i have 🙁

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

ok, here we go.

1. First, draw a hyperbola on a piece of tissue paper

2. Pin the tissue paper to the corner of the veil (which is measured to a little longer than you think you’ll want–just in case).

3. Fold the veil in half (hotdog style).

4. Fold the veil diagonally, so that the symmetrical sides of the hyperbola line up

(see image–let me know if this makes sense!)

5. Cut along the tissue paper line– you should be cutting through 4 layers, be very slow and gently with the scissors so your lines are even

6. viola! Now all you need to do is decide on your trim. And then do it. That’s the hard part, actually.

7. After you trim it, then make the gathers at the top for appropriate length.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

PS you can decide how far in you want the corners to go, but if you fold it the way i did, you can be sure that you’ll get a nice, even edge that’s symmetrical in each curve and from one side to the other. 🙂 good luck!

 

and, let me know how the lace part goes, i have never attached anything to tulle before i started this project!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@ellabee: Thanks for the info!

Post # 9
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Worker bee

posting so I remember this!  it’s the best veil tutorial I’ve seen, yet!

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