(Closed) DIY mantilla veil – What shape?

posted 5 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
1328 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I haven’t made it yet but am planning to so I’ve been doing a lot of research on them.  All of the instructions say oval, and I’ve looked at tons of pictures online and at veils in stores.  Everything I have seen is standard oval shape.  I’ve actually haven’t seen a triangular one.

It was really helpful for me to go look at them in stores (I’m a visual learner).  Actually being able to hold it and see how it’s made is much better than pictures.

Post # 4
1522 posts
Bumble bee


Triangle mantillas r more for mass not usually wedding veils , from my understanding anyway





Post # 5
463 posts
Helper bee

I have a veil shop on etsy and Mantilla is my favorite style. The cut is not really an oval – it’s more of a rectangle with rounded corners. If you’re planning on a cathedral length veil, you can use an old twin size sheet and trace out a pattern you’re happy with – tulle is really hard to cut freehand if you’re not used to it. 

If you have any other questions, I’m happy to help.

Post # 6
7977 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

It should be a rectangle with rounded corners. The triangular mantillas will end up looking more like PP posted.

Post # 7
27 posts
  • Wedding: July 2013

I agree with @Rachel631, I made mine as well cathedral length) and folded the material in half then rounded the corners. I’ve never heard of triangle until I saw those pictures, I guess it would depend on length and style you want! 








Post # 8
1448 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

The triangular/quadralateral shapes will fall more like an angel cut veil.  Tulle is cheap; cut a few veils and see which one you like best.

There’s a book out called “I Do Veils” that can help you figure out what you like.

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