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#1 amygirl1169

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    Posted 16 December 2009 - 06:23 PM

    Hi ladies,
    Since I had such a hard time finding information on how to create your own birdcage veil online, I thought I would share this here.
    It was actually pretty simple, and if I had of been able to find the netting in the width that I wanted, it would be practically no work at all!

    I live in Toronto, and I got all of my supplies at Sussman's bridal on Queen St. W. I bought a little extra of everything in case I made a mistake and the total cost was about $60.

    The 1st step was to cut the 1yrd of netting into half and then very carefully sew it together by putting a running stitch through each square (I actually knotted every few squares). Because I wanted at least 15" width and this was only 9" I had to do this. There will be a slight seam, but you won't even notice it.
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    Sewing completed:
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    Next, add on the metal hair comb at the width you like and attach by very carefully hot gluing it.

    For the flower/fascinator, these are the materials I started with:
    Feathers of different variations, silk flowers, felt to create the 'base':
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    Start by gluing the longest feathers to the felt base.
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    Then I put a few stitches in this to make is sit circular:
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    And again with the next layer:
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    Add the metal clip (hotglue again):
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    Finished product!
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    #2 renee1811

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      Posted 16 December 2009 - 06:25 PM

      wow, I'm super impressed! It looks awesome! :)

      #3 amygirl1169

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        Posted 16 December 2009 - 06:28 PM

        Now, for the finished product together!

        Basically just set it as you want and put the comb in your hair and pin it down as appropriate.
        I will also be adding scattered rhinestones to it (very carefully with the hot glue).

        Sorry the pics are a little yecky, it was 2am! lol
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        Oh and a little hairpiece I made with the leftovers! Will maybe use for the bachelorette or something!
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        #4 *Linds*

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          Posted 16 December 2009 - 06:30 PM

          WOAH!!! The veil looks awesome!
          Loving married life! <3

          #5 Holly22

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            Posted 16 December 2009 - 06:39 PM

            I'm so impressed!!!! That looks awesome!!! Nice job!

            #6 PetitRouge

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              Posted 16 December 2009 - 06:41 PM

              Wow that is amazing!!! You should e really proud of yourself.

              #7 **~Linda~**

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                Posted 16 December 2009 - 07:04 PM

                NICE JOB!!!! Its gorgeous!

                #8 damaris

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                  Posted 16 December 2009 - 07:07 PM

                  You did an amazing job, I'm jealous.I'm so not a DIYer
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                  #9 KittenHeart

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                    Posted 16 December 2009 - 07:12 PM

                    Amy you did an amazing job!!!!!!

                    Thank you so much for the tutorial it relly helps a lot :)

                    #10 JessicaANDJermaine

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                      Posted 16 December 2009 - 11:20 PM

                      Wow you did an amazing job!!! Thank you for sharing this you have inspired me to possibly attempt to make my own as well....still contemplating if I can pull it off
                      Jessica

                       

                       





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