Post # 1
Follow up to this post.
Well, I underestimated the length of my train. I brought my unfinished veil to my dress fitting and realized I was off by 7 inches. So I decided to nix the drop veil and just make a *huge* blusher for the front as a second veil.
Success! It took 10 minutes (while watching the Nats/Marlins game).
(Don’t like this pic of me, but it gives you the length. It isn’t crooked, I just didn’t bother to look in the mirror when I put it in.)
STILL TO COME:
1. finish beading the tiny “star” flowers (the big flowers are finally done!)
2. cut the veil to measure for the top of my head (instead of a chin length drop in front)
3. gather the edges of the veil on some kind of hair clip
added plus to making this mistake:
Now I have a waist length veil that I can wear all night if I feel like it, without having to drag around my cathedral length veil, too.
So… good enough?
Post # 4
FINALLY done! DONE done done!
The pics aren’t great since they were on self timer and the veil isn’t really “fluffed out” or anything, but the beading at the bottom hem of the long veil:
Then, blusher back:
(Note, I just have my hair tied in a knot. For the wedding it will be done a little “bigger” and will be fastened a little higher on my head. Not the drop veil I originally planned for, but that’s what happens when you underestimate the train on your dress!
Post # 5
Obviously still hasn’t been steamed and probably won’t until just before the wedding.
Any advice on how to store it?
Post # 6
Oh wow, one DIY project I could never master. Awesome job!
Can you hang it on a hanger, and loop it around gently a couple of times?
Post # 7
Ohhhhh! I am so glad to see its finally done!!!! Its beautiful.
I know you’ve overwhelmed us with pics already, but could you post a close up of the beading you’ve worked so hard on?
I am struggling with storage for my cathedral veil as well as I don’t want it to be so badly wrinkled I can’t steam it out. …remember that cathedral lace veil I worked so hard on…Yea, I hung it from the cieling in the closet and my cat attacked it. GAH …so, I did a second one, but my Maid/Matron of Honor convinced me to leave the lace (she has a fear of TOO MUCH lace)…I MIGHT do it again if I have time.
Best hanging advice I have is to hang it over a hanger. You’ll end up with a crease in the middle, but it won’t be dragging on the floor.
Post # 8
It sure ain’t perfect, but he loves it, and I’m satisfied.
Although I must say, I wouldn’t have done it knowing it was this much work!
Cost: $20 and WAY too many hours.
Post # 9
@kermie:Noooooo your cat attacked it? That is TERRIBLE. I am so sorry!
How long did it take to make a new one? How are you keeping it from the cat now?