Post # 1
I’m determined to make my own Mantilla veil and am very excited to get on it. But I’ve been searching around online and can’t seem to find a seller for lace.
I was planning on checking fabric stores in my area but do you think it would be wise to shop online for it or do you think it would be better for me to see it in person?
Has anyone else done this and/or have a dealer they can suggest? Any help is greatly appreciated. I might run in to some other problems along the way. Thanks!
Post # 3
I can’t say for sure; I haven’t started time yet. But if I were you I would check local fabric stores first. I got some really nice crocheted lace for votives at my Joann’s fabric and I think I saw some other nice lace there as well. It’s near the ribbons and trims in my store.
Honestly, if it were me, I would really want to see the lace in person to buy it. Though I guess it depends how picky you are on the exact color and stuff. Good luck!! Be sure to show us pictures when you get it done!!
Post # 4
Try going to Etsy.com and searching under Supplies. I want to make my own mantilla veil too and I’ve found all sorts of things there. : )
Post # 5
Hi! I’m starting the DIY process and would love to hear how it worked out for you. Any photos of the finished project?
I’m going to do mine entirely out of lace and I’m trying to figure out how much to buy.
Post # 6
I use a vendor on Etsy, called Mary, Not Martha. Her stuff is dirt cheap, she has a huge supply and they are consummate professionals. I got the trim for my mantilla veil for 18 bucks. I discovered that I was about nine inches short when I placed my order, so I ordered more and got it very quickly. Just a suggestion, but Suzi was lovely to deal with.
Post # 7
I bought alencon lace on etsy – 1 yard for $25, which was a good price for this particular lace. I’d check them out.
Post # 8
mjtrimming.com and housefabric.com are both good for trims. i think MJ trim is better for beaded trims tho. when i got married in 2007 i made a waltz-length mantilla and i got my lace from housefabric.com. this is the link to the page with their lace trim options.
just a word of advice…this is the lace i got for my veil...it was heavy and beaded, so i had to hand-sew it on both edges. it took about 20 hours total and was a complete pain, and then was rather heavy hanging on my head and i couldn’t get it off fast enough after the ceremony. it was GORGEOUS though, lol. so it would be better to stick with something without beading, or if you want beading, use a smaller trim.
my veil under construction…the only flat clean surface i had big enough was our queen bed, lol. i folded my tulle in quarters, put a weight with a piece of string the length of my desired radius tied to it on the fold corner and tied scissors to the other end, and that’s how i cut my tulle in a nice even circle. then i pinned the lace on at each point and valley and hand-sewed it on both edges. the last step was trimming the tulle to match the lace.
and the finished product, in various shots from the wedding: