Making my own veil?

I bought ivory organza (2 yards) today and a hair comb. I just want a one tier fingertip veil. Does anyone have any tips on how to make it. I have looked online and found some info, but thought I would ask here.

Posted on March 22, 2009 at 8:16 am
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Lovely2B
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Mabe you can take the organza and comb to a seamstress. He/She may only charge you $10 or so to attatch it.

Posted on March 22, 2009 at 8:21 am
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I totally recommend making your own.  I just made two different veils this week to take to my next fitting.  It was amazingly easy, probably 30 minutes per veil.  Below is the site that I used for instructions.


http://www.weddingannouncer.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3985


I made one veil with a silver pencil edge, just by machine stiching right around the edge two or three times with silver thread.  The other one I used shimmer tulle and left it as a raw edge.  Both are pretty but I wanted to see which would work with my dress.


I am also personalizing the veil with beads along the comb, since my FH is obsessed with adding more black touches to the wedding.


The best thing to do is try it.  If it comes out bad, tulle costs next to nothing, so try it again!


Good luck.

Posted on March 22, 2009 at 10:25 am
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Girl, you should have put those directions in the PW DIY contest!

Posted on March 22, 2009 at 10:47 am
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oh no, probably couldn't b/c those directions are from this site:  http://www.wegotgame.net/jen/veils.html


haha, I recognized it b/c I'm doing my own veil, too.  er, well, technically my mom is b/c she made her own, so I figure why spend a $100+ when I can spend $5-10 instead?  But I'm not putting the $100+ veils down, b/c taking into account the labor that some of them have, it's worth it.  It's just for me I want something really simple, so I wasn't going to go all out on a veil.

Posted on March 22, 2009 at 10:58 am
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Thanks girls! You have me motivated and that site is great. The only question that wasn't answer is how to "finish" the edges of organza so it doesn't fray?? Can I use that liquid fray prevention stuff?

Posted on March 22, 2009 at 11:47 am
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lorabean-- you should totally post pics! and DIY instructions in an article :)

Posted on March 22, 2009 at 11:49 am
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I'll try to do a post soon, since this is such a great thing to be involved in for us DIY brides...life seems pretty busy right now, but I'd love to help other people out.  I think it's crazy that they expect us to pay hundreds for 5 dollars of materials...maybe I should start up a new business? :)


 


PM me if you need help working on yours, too.  Maybe I can give out some more specific advice. 


 


And one more note...if you want a poufy veil go for a wider width (102") for a more sleek design 54" is good.


 


 

Posted on March 22, 2009 at 2:31 pm
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I bought a single layer cathedral length veil and I needed a top layer to help flatter my face so my friend and I made a shoulder/elbow length 2 tier veil this past weekend using the following instructions ... http://www.wegotgame.net/jen/veils.html


It took some time but it came out well.  It's totally doable!  Good luck.


 


 

Posted on March 23, 2009 at 9:07 am

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