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I just got back from picking up my dress from the bridal salon. I figured it would be a good idea to try on some veils, since I was going to be trying on my dress again before I took it home. Well, let me tell you, I do not want to be spending a few hundred dollars on some tulle with trim and a comb!!
I am not the most successful with DIY projects. The ideas are good, but the execution always seems to fall flat. However, since I have a lot of months before the wedding, i am going to give it a go and see what I can make.
Mrs. Perfume’s mom made one, so I know it is possible. Has anyone else DIY-ed a veil? Suggestions, tips, words of encouragement would all be helpful.
Post # 3
I’m going to DIY my veil, but I haven’t started on it yet. Thankfully, they make veil patterns which simplify the process immensely. Before you do anything else, buy your comb. Tulle is cheap, so get a couple yards of it and play around with it until it’s wrinkled as heck but has the right shape. That was your practice. Then get a couple more yards of tulle and make the real veil. The same store that had your tulle probably also stocks lace edging, bead edging, individual crystals, etc to decorate with. I picked up some crystals at Hobby Lobby that I intend to painstakingly sew along the edge of my veil. Good luck!
Post # 4
Thanks Jen! Let me know how yours turns out. I will definitely be looking into the veil patterns you mentioned.
Post # 5
I also didn’t want to pay the prices at the bridal shop, so I did made my own. If you go to Joanns they have patterns on sale a lot. If you sign up for their coupons, you will get their flyer in the mail and they frequently have $1.99 sales on patterns. Make sure when you get your tulle that you check the width. The number listed is the width unfolded.
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Thank you thank you thank you!
Post # 8
I made my veil and didn’t even bother using a pattern. To be honest, I actually had to make two, because the first veil I made wasn’t as poufy as I wanted. But like Jen said, tulle is cheap! Overbuy! Also, I had a sewing machine all set to use, but it ended up being easier doing the (minimal) sewing by hand. There are a bunch of online tutorials you can follow, or PM me and I’d be happy to share my process! Good luck!