Post # 1
OH MY GOSH! I just today got my beautiful antique veil in the mail. It is beautiful and in amazing shape considering its age. Well I was standing in the bathroom trying to put on this beautiful veil with my tiara/headpiece and the dog walks in and puts his HUGE paw throw it. So my beautiful vintage veil now has a hole in it about a foot long. OH MY GOSH my heart is sinking. Is there a way to fix this without it being totally obvious?
Post # 3
@Nola: awww im so sorry! im not sure about fixing it but my heart is sinking for you too! 🙁 (my dog recently chewed on my 90 dollars jeans…. i was so upset so i cant imagine a veil) 🙁
Post # 4
They make invisible thread, but I think even if you try to stitch the ends back together, the tear will still be noticeable because the material will overlap. Depending on where the hole is, you might be able to just cut the veil shorter. Or perhaps you can mend the tear and hide it under another layer of veil like a two-tier.
Best of luck! And close the bathroom door next time you try on any wedding accessories!
Post # 5
I’m so sorry 🙁 I first read this as “… killed my dog” and I was like oh no!. As much as the veil being ruined is terrible it’s still better than how I originally read it.
If anyone has ideas on how to fix tulle I’m curious as well. I recently discovered a small hole in the outer front layer of the tulle skirt of one of the dresses I’m trying to sell. I’m devastated that I may not be able to sell a $4K dress because of a 1/2 inch hole. @Nola: I’m hoping there’s a way to mend tulle for both of our sakes.
Post # 6
My veil is a mantilla veil so you can’t just trimmed it off. My mom is going to try and sew it and then maybe add some extra lace over it so you can’t see it. I am still so sad because it was my dream veil and I had searched and searched for a true vintage veil and I know this is not something I can replace. I hope my mom can mend it.