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I made my own mantilla veil, wanna know how? (w/pics)


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#1 seaprincess

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    Posted 27 February 2009 - 09:46 PM

    So for those brides who can't stomach spending $150 plus, on a veil that you will wear for 15 minutes...I feel you!

    I looked at manitilla veils in store, I looked at them on-line and I just couldn't imagine spending the cash and/or not seeing it in person before deciding it was for me....which brings me to deciding to make it for myself.

    Step by step guide:
    1) Find a fabric store that offers a variety of lace
    2) Purchase tulle in the length of your choice and buy enough lace to surround the paremeter. For me the tulle = $4 (for waist-length) and the lace had beading and cost $50 for 2 meters.
    3) Cut the tulle into an oval
    4) Hand sew the lace around the edge of the tulle - if you don't know how to sew, ask your mom or your aunt...
    5) Sew a comb (purchased at Micheals) at one end of the oval, or use bobby pins to affix it to your hair the day off
    6) DONE

    Here are some pics of mine:
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    Lindsay and Jamie - January 28, 2009

    #2 MarieSam

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      Posted 27 February 2009 - 09:49 PM

      WOW that is awesome, and it looks so professional. You did an amazing job, I'm sure this will be a great resource for so many brides Thanks for sharing!!!

      #3 katrina

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        Posted 27 February 2009 - 11:14 PM

        good job! i paid $100 for my mantilla and it looks just like yours.

        #4 ashey063009

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          Posted 28 February 2009 - 06:33 AM

          Amazing job!

          It looks beautiful! Do you have more photos of your hair the day of? It looks fantastic-- I'd love to copy! lol

          #5 BeautifulBridetoBe

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            Posted 28 February 2009 - 08:05 AM

            That is beaautiful. I love the way mantilla veils look.
            http://www.weddingco...ubdgkri2xzd.png


            Interested in sharing a Photographer: May 9 - 16, 2009
            Punta Cana, Dominican RepublicPM me if interested....

            #6 Jenn3878

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              Posted 28 February 2009 - 12:37 PM

              WOW Awesome job!! Looks sooo professional!

              #7 lmg970

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                Posted 28 February 2009 - 09:42 PM

                that looks great, thanks for posting the directions, I have to admit when I saw your pics earlier I fell in love your veil. I was going to make a plain one, but now I am going to go get some lace and try to do a mantilla.
                Laura

                #8 jmb0902

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                  Posted 01 March 2009 - 05:37 PM

                  I just looked at your pics earlier and was thinking how much I liked your veil -- I can't believe you made it! Thanks for the instructions!

                  #9 seaprincess

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                    Posted 01 March 2009 - 07:19 PM

                    I'm glad I could help inspire - really the finished product came out better than I ever imagined! For those of you making it yourself, you won't be disappointed.
                    Lindsay and Jamie - January 28, 2009

                    #10 beach2009

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                      Posted 16 April 2009 - 03:57 PM

                      Seaprincess, beautiful work on your veil, it totally complements your dress.




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