Post # 1
Hi Bees – so since I couldn’t fathom spending $400+ on a mantilla, I decided to cheap out (you get what you pay for!!) and order a mantilla from a place online – i think lightinthebox.com..
I ordered a fingertip length matilla and ended up with some 16 foot long, narrow and oval mantilla
I haven’t sewn the comb on yet, as I am wondering if you are able to help me, or give me insight on how I can shorten it, and possibly make into a two tier? I have no artistic or sewing skills to look at it and just know what to do, but any help you could throw my way would be greatly appreciated!
Post # 4
@rachiebabie: wait, they sent you a 16 foot long veil? lol, thats kind of humorous.
Post # 5
If there is no trim on it, you can shorten it fairly easily. Just recut the oval. Fold it once lengthwise and once widthwise so that it stays symmetrical.
If you want to make it a two tier, fold the oval lengthwise so that the shorter half is the length you want your blusher/2nd tier. Then you can gather near/at the fold and attach to your comb.
Post # 6
If you ordered a fingertip one and got one that’s 16 feet long ummmm contact their customer service and return or exchange it!!!
But yes, you could theoretically make it into a two-layer one… I originally purchased a veil that was one big circle that was made into a two-layer veil. This Etsy seller is the one I used if you want to look… http://www.etsy.com/shop/romancingtheveil I don’t know exactly how it works though.
Post # 7
yes! and the invoice states “shipped: 1 ladies dress” – thats what i get for being cheap! lol
@Anise: it does have a lace trim all around it, but I guess I could cut the lace off, trim the oval down and sew the lace back on and them trim the remainder off… i just don’t know how capable I am of that! Buttons are challenge enough for me 🙂
Maybe I’ll see if I can take it into a seamstress or alterations place to see if they can help lol
Post # 8
@rachiebabie: If you want a poofier veil you can just cut an oval/circle out of the center and then gather the veil along the inner cut edge. That way you wouldn’t have to take the trim off.
Post # 9
@rachiebabie: have you tried contacting them about the discrepancy?