Post # 1
I’ve been lurking for many years now (long story short, was engaged, found out he was cheating, cancelled wedding and have finally found my actual Mr. Right) and finally decided to post.
I would really like to make my own vein and use the lace off of my mom’s wedding veil on it. I would reuse my mom’s veil but it’s been very damaged and really was not taken care of after my parents split. My dad decided to just throw it in the basement.
My question is..how hard do you think this would be? It would be a longer veil as I would like to keep the look of her veil as much as possible. And how crazy do you think I am for wanting to do this? I’ve got plenty of time to remove the lace and things as the wedding isn’t going to be until 2018 at the earliest.
Thanks in advance everyone!
Post # 2
Veils are easy but it depends on your sewing skill and how comfortable you are behind a sewing machine
Post # 3
I made my own veil, and it wasn’t difficult at all, even though I have almost no sewing skills. That said… I don’t think I’d try to tackle using sentimental lace on my own. I bet a seamstress would do it for you inexpensively though. I’d start there.
Post # 4
there are so many tutorials online to help make diy-ing your veil an easy process. That being said i don’t think i would jump right into using such sentimental lace the first try. maybe purchase some cheaper lace and materials to do like a trial version and make sure you get the hang of it, then move on to your mother’s lace. I also like the other bee’s suggestion of taking it to a seamstress if making your own really does turn out to be super difficult. it doesn’t hurt to reach out for some price quotes!
Post # 5
I ordered a cheap-ish veil of Etsy (Ellielane Bridal) for $60.00 canadian and I used invisible thread and sewed on my own floral embellishments.
It can be done. It’s time consuming if you’re not a strong sewer, give yourself plenty of time. Here’s my finished veil.
Post # 6
brideinthesix : wow that looks amazing AND would have cost about $200 if you bought it that way!!
Post # 7
Shinytoy : Totally, the one I wanted retailed for $300+ from Davids!
Post # 8
Admittedly, my veil was super short, but all in all it took very little time. If I’d wanted to edge it, it would have taken more time, but would have been worth it 🙂
I found some good tutorials on youtube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6-1WBhMIr8
Post # 9
#1 Tulle is CHEAP so buy plenty and get some similar lace to practice with. The hardest part for me was getting the tulle to cut nicely. What I finally did is stick clear packing tape on one side of the edge and sandwiched the tulle between tape sticky side to sticky side. Then used sharp scissors to cut through the tape and the veil. Their are a lot of really helpful tutorials online too.
Post # 10
Definitely go for it! There’s really no way to mess it up. You can always unpick it and start over if you don’t like the way it’s looking.
I made my own cathedral length veil with lace edging all around. It wasn’t hard. The only part that was tricky was cutting the tulle to have the curves I wanted. It was time consuming though. I sewed the lace on by hand, but then I decided I wanted to flip the direction of the lace, undid it all, and redid it! But it was actually relaxing work and I could do it while watching TV so it wasn’t bad.
Can you post a picture of the lace? Lace types are different and it could contribute to how difficult or easy it will be to sew. Mine was a little more challenging because it wasn’t on a tulle background already.
I don’t have a picture of the whole veil, but here is the edging on the blusher:
Post # 11
Yes, you can totally do this yourself. Just as other posters have suggested, I agree that you should buy some CHEAP tulle and CHEAP lace (you can do this for under $10) and make a practice version. Then try the real thing. Good luck!
Post # 12
Lavender28 : very pretty veil