So it turns out that making your own wedding veil can take you for-ever if you’re not careful.
I started out this project a couple of weeks ago thinking that it would take me maybe 2-3 hours as many Bees had described. I stopped counting around hour 5 and suspect that it probably took around 20 hours from start to finish. While I am ecstatic with the results, it is definitely something I would, in hindsight, have spent $200 on.
I bring to you below, a summary of my *ahem* 7-week sewing project.
I bought 3 yards of 108″ tulle for around $5 from Fabricland and proceed to fold it in half and experiment with the length.
I did a lot of posing in the mirror until I found the right length. I really wanted to make sure that the bottom edges would be around my belly button.
Next I started pinning the lace around the corners to get the angle of the arch right so that it wouldn’t buckle at all. Please excuse the place mats; I needed some quick weights to prevent it from slipping off of the table.
Once I settled on the angle/arch, I trimmed the tulle to follow the ideal curvature of the lace.
Next up, I stared at this image for 15 hours. Ha! True story! I hand stitched the bottom and then hand stitched all of the top of the lace to secure it to the tulle.
After completing all of the trim, I folded the veil into fours and then measured out 12″ from the centre along both sides.
Using straight pins as guides, I sewed a simple stitch for the full 24″
The BEST PART EVA! I sinched the seam together until it was the length of the comb. Then I whip-stitched the veil onto the comb.
Ta da! The finished project! It *really* started to look good once I added a sparkly bridal hair band that I bought off of Kijiji.
The beauty shot! Complete success! It’s hitting at just the right spot and looks a-mazing. Thank heavens this was all worth it.
I’m pretty sure I’m going to absolutely love my bridal look. I’m excited to try this on with my sparkly shoes & wedding dress in a little bit — I just need to wait until someone wants to go with me!
All of my vendors were awesome and I would totally recommend them if you’re looking to replicate this look:
Last, but not least (and not really a vendor either), I used this Bee’s post the most for reference: