Post # 1
As you all know, a girl’s wedding day is suppose to be the most special day in our lives. We grow up dreaming about this moment…Especially the dress! Which leads me to my crisis… i have found my dress, however, i have not found the perfect veil to go with it! And my time is almost up!! My wedding is merely a month and a half away and i have found nothing. So me and a girlfriend were talking and she asked me why didn’t i just make my own veil. If i couldn’t find the right one for me out there then i should make my perfect veil. I thought this was a grand idea! The problem is that i have no idea how to make a veil, especially a mantilla veil, which is the type of veil that i want and have always dreamed of. 🙁 I tried google-ing it but there isn’t much on there on how to make one. Hence i turn to you all brides-to-be! If any of you know how to make one, or have links to websites that show you how to make one i would appreciate it so much! Thank you all for your time! Can’t wait to hear back from you all! 😀
Post # 3
Try glamgal.com, she will be able to make you whatever you are wanting. She is great.
Post # 4
Thanks tksjewelry! I’ll definitely check it out! 😀
Post # 5
The materials you need are tulle, lace edging, clear thread, and a comb. All these things can be bought at almost any store that sells fabrics, including Hobby Lobby and Joann Fabrics and even Wal-Mart. I don’t know any patterns or directions, but I can give you pointers based on personal experience…
Tulle is very hard to cut straight – the best thing is to lay it flat on a big table and line it with weights and cut very slowly (with a rotary cutter if you have one). After cutting the tulle to the size you want, you have to attach the lace, and unfortunately the best way to do that is hand stitching with clear thread. That will be very time consuming if you have a long veil. Lastly, you use the same clear thread to attach the veil to the comb by weaving the thread in between the comb teeth.
They do sell DIY veil kits at Michael’s and Hobby Lobby, but they are all fairly simple fingertip veils, and none of them are mantillas.
Post # 6
Have you tried distinctiveveils.com or etsy.com?
Post # 7
Thanks jenbrandner! The concept seems very simple so wish me luck! I’ll be posting up pictures when i’m done with it! 🙂
Post # 8
No i haven’t but i’ll look up the websites! 🙂 Thanks trugem 🙂
Post # 9
I posted this in the other thread, but I realised this one was taking off.
Here is DIY that Mrs Spring Roll Posted, maybe that could help?
Post # 10
Thanks ccranetobe! That is definitely going to help me out alot! 😀
Post # 11
I made this veil myself:
What do you think of my DIY veil?
Before you purchase your tulle, get a tape measure and measure from where you want your veil to start to where you want it to end, then when you are at the fabric store, find the widest tulle they have; probably 108″ wide, it will be 54″ wide at the store because it will be folded in half on the bolt. When you get ready to make your veil, make yourself a paper pattern cut out in an oval. Make sure it is the length you want your veil to be. Then lay your tulle on a colored surface, so you can see where you are going to cut and lay the pattern on top. Pin the pattern on top of your tulle, so your tulle doesn’t fly away from you. You could also pin the pattern under your tulle, if you want. Just make sure your pattern and/or cutting suface is a different color than your tulle. After you have your pattern cut out, take your tape measure and measure all the way around your veil, so you know how much lace/edging to purchase. Get a couple of inches extra; just in case. When you attach the lace/edging to the veil, start at the bottom of the veil and work your way around. You will want to use a lot of pins to keep the lace and tulle steady. For my veil, I used white thread to attach the lace to the tulle. The invisible thread is extremely expensive and a pain in the b*** to work with. After you have attached the lace/edging to the tulle, you are ready to attach the comb. I used a metal comb that I purchased at Michaels, and I covered the noncomb part with ribbon before I attached it to my veil. Just take a length of ribbon; I used 5/8″ and wrap it around the end part of the comb; pin in place, then sew it on to the comb. After you have done that, pin it to your veil and sew in place. I sewed the ribbon to the lace/tulle. Before you sew it though, you will want to try your veil on to make sure you have the comb placed correctly. If you do, then sew the comb in place. I just sewed a couple of stitched at the center of the comb and the sides of the comb.
Good luck 🙂