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I checked out Venus veils, the prices are very reasonable. I'm still going to give a go at making my own, but if it doesn't turn out I'll just buy from VV.

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The supplies: Tulle - I bought 2 yards of the double wide stuff for $5 at FabricLand White thread Needle Sewing maching Scissors Comb - most people recommend the wire combs, but I prefer plastic because my hair is very fine and slippery. I bought this one at Ardene for less than $2 ALT=""http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/content/type/61/id/165591/width/350/height/700[/img] I'll wanted a fingertip length 1 tiered veil. So I started by cutting a square of tulle, I folded this in half and then folded the bottom up to make a triangle. I tried to take lots of pictures because I knew it would be hard to explain. ALT=""http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/content/type/61/id/165592/width/200/height/400[/img] I'll had my fiancé hold a piece of string and the corner of the triangle while I used the other end to help me draw a curved line that would be half a circle when the tulle is opened up. I then cut along the traced line with the tulle still folded. ALT=""http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/content/type/61/id/165593/width/200/height/400[/img] ALT=""http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/content/type/61/id/165594/width/200/height/400[/img] This is when I held the tulle up to my head to figure out how long I wanted the veil, in my case, I wanted to fall at just about the too of my bum, so I ended up cutting quite a bit off the top.

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Then, using the sewing machine on a straight stitch, at the longest stitch setting I sewed along the top (straight edge) without reverse stitching on either side. ALT=""http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/content/type/61/id/165595/width/200/height/400[/img] ALT=""http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/content/type/61/id/165596/width/200/height/400[/img] ALT=""http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/content/type/61/id/165597/width/200/height/400[/img] ALT=""http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/content/type/61/id/165598/width/200/height/400[/img] Then, by pulling only one of the threads I was able to gather the tulle so that it was the length of my comb, then tied the long threads. I then sewed over the gathered stitches, this time reversing on both ends to make sure it doesn't come undone. ALT=""http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/content/type/61/id/165600/width/200/height/400[/img] ALT=""http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/content/type/61/id/165601/width/200/height/400[/img]

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Next I took a long piece of scrap tulle and wrapped it around the top of my comb, one way, then back and tied the 2 ends. ALT=""http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/content/type/61/id/165602/width/200/height/400[/img] ALT=""http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/content/type/61/id/165603/width/200/height/400[/img] ALT=""http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/content/type/61/id/165604/width/200/height/400[/img] I'll trimmed off the excess ends and extra tulle then hand sewed the veil onto the back of the comb. I cut off the extra hanging threads and flipped the veil over the top of the comb, then tried it on! ALT=""http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/content/type/61/id/165605/width/200/height/400[/img] ALT=""http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/content/type/61/id/165606/width/200/height/400[/img] ALT=""http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/content/type/61/id/165607/width/200/height/400[/img]

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