- 4 years ago
- Wedding: October 2016
Ok so I am creating my own custom veil. Because my dress is champagne I wanted a simple cathedral length champagne veil with a cut edge. But cutting tulle is maddening. Here are things that worked well for me.
#1 I got my veil wet and folded it into 4th’s and rounded the corners roughly. My tulle had been shoved into a ziplock bag so it was soo wrinkled. I was too nervous to iron it. So I just got it wet. I stuck it under the faucet and rung it out. Then folded it. It would have been much easier with a second person helping.
This is the biggest best tip I have for you!
Along the cut edge I took clear packing tape. I layed one strip adhesive side up and layed the edge of my veil across it. Then I sandwiched the fabric between another piece of tape. I did this in sections that were sometimes a few inches and other times like a foot on the straight parts. Then using sharp scissors I cut a straigh line or curve depending on where I was at on the veil. You guys it almost entirely eliminates the uneven or jagged cuts that happen all the time when you try to cut tulle. It was amazing! Tedious, but better than trying to cut it and fix it over and over again. I didn’t have super sharp scissors and this was a great way to keep my cuts clean and my fabric from bunching.
then I uses the scrap to wrap the comb, then I sticked my gathered veil top to the comb!
Anyone else have any tips or tricks?