- 11 years ago
- Wedding: May 2011
@LoriKay628:I didn’t do anything too complicated. I went to Jo Ann fabrics and got a sewing pattern (which i used a coupon for lol…pattern cost me like $3). There’s several companies that have patterns for veils. Mine was actually a Vogue pattern for a one-layer veil. I also bought my tulle at Jo Anns as well as the pearl trim. For the Vogue Fingertip length pattern, I used exactly 3 yards of the pearl trim.After buying supplies I pinned the tulle to the pattern and cut out the shape of the veil. There’s probably a much easier way to sew the pearl trim to the veil but I sewed it on by hand. I can post pictures (when i get home) to show how i attached the trim. Its really easy but its hard for me to describe lol.
After finishing the trim, I bought some tough, white quilting thread and did a very simple in-and-out stich across the top of the veil (The part that attaches to the comb). Then, I scrunched up top by pushing the tulle to one side of the thread. I took my comb and made the width of the scrunched top the same as the width of the comb. Then I followed a youtube video on how to sew the veil to the comb properly. Below is the best video i could find on youtube. Its really easy and cleary to see how these ladies did it. If your having trouble with this section i reccomend watching this!
Originally, my comb was plain and metal and was 4$ from ebay. Then, i went to Hobby Lobby and they had BEAUTIFUL combs for 50% off. I ended up detaching my veil from the plain comb and putting onto the one i got from hobby lobby ($5). because it was near impossible to sew the veil to this particular comb, I carefully hot glued the tulle to the pre-made comb. I tried to be suuper careful to make it impossible to tell i used hot glue ; )
Below is a link to a sample veil pattern from butterick : ) Also i put a little sketch of how i sewed the top part of the veil.
I hope this is helpful!! : )