Post # 1
Finished my veil-FINALLY! Here were some preliminary pictures, and then here are a few of me with my dress. The pictures don’t show how much it sparkles. I am so happy I made my own, it cost me probably 40 dollars with beads and tulle! I used clear and silver seed beads and 4mm swarovski bicones.
This was the first picture of it when just the front was done. .
It is cathedral length so it took QUITE a long time I strung the beads in 1-2 feet sections, then stiched them onto the end of the veil. I used a sparkly thread to give it a little more sparkle since the thread does end up showing.
It isn’t perfect and was definitely not made by a professional, but I think my mother would have been so proud of me for making my own veil. She was so crafty and would have made so much of my wedding, so I have been trying to be crafty when I can and make things. Now as long as I don’t step on it and rip it, it should be good!
Note: If you decide to make one of these, take your ring off while working with the tulle! I almost ripped it 3 times and finally took mine off while I was crafting.
Post # 3
Gorgeous! I love drop veils, and yours is stunning. Congratulations on your hard work. How do you plan on attaching it to your head?
Post # 4
Wow, It looks great. Good job girl.
Post # 5
@babylou: Good question! I am still trying to figure that out. I am going to try to pin it in and have it so that when I pull it back over my head that a hair pin will show where it is pinned. We will see, I am currently searching etsy for something like this now!
Post # 6
The reason I ask is because I converted my mom’s mantilla veil into a cathedral drop veil. Hair pins will hold it, but it didn’t feel 100% secure when I was walking in it because the pulling length is actually kinda heavy. I’m considering sewing a comb into it, but don’t want to lose the drop veil effect or make it look gathered at all. Would love to hear if anyone else has suggestions or an experience that worked for them!
Post # 7
it looks great! i made a test veil using cheap tulle. i wanted to test it out before buying the silk tulle. mine was just plain cut edge so all i had to do was gather it correctly and sew. i don’t think i have the patience to add the crystals.
you can use hat pins to secure to your head or consider sewing it on a metal comb.
Post # 8
scroll to the bottom and you can see how they secured the drop veil to a comb without gathering.
Post # 9
@profiterole: Where did you buy the silk tulle? I’ve been looking around and it’s very hard to find at a reasonable price.
Post # 10
Wow, looks stunning and great job!