I gathered my supplies and went to town making my veil this afternoon. It was surprising very easy! I would have to say sewing the bridemaid’s t-shirts with ruffles, flowers and beading was a much harder journey.
Remember I said that I would be needing LOTS of tulle?
Thank goodness Randy’s house has an empty room right now because I needed it! First, I laid the tulle flat on the floor.
Yes, the tulle filled the ENTIRE room’s floor. The width of the veil is about 90 inches. The Length of the veil is 3 YARDS!!!! What am I thinking…really?
Next, I folded the tulle “hot dog” way and lined up the two corners.
That’s soo LONG! Then, I cut the corners to round the edges.
Now, to the hard part. I had NO idea how to “properly” gather the tulle to attach it to the hair comb.
So…like always…I played.
I slowly gathered the tulle by weaving a needle and thread in and out of the tulle. It looked right?
Until I pulled too hard and SNAPPED the thread and the whole thing fell apart.
Play Time #2: New technique
I decided this time I would gather a little bit at a time and then attach the small bit of tulle that was gathered to the head piece bit by bit. And….
I can’t show you the complete finished veil because that would just give away the surprise of the big day. So I guess you’ll have to wait.
Plus, the real test is when I try it on with my wedding dress. Then I’ll decide if I really am done!