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#21 McLecker

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    Posted 12 August 2012 - 07:08 PM

    Oh wow - that's awesome. I'm SO not a DIY kind of girl (as in - don't have the time or TALENT) so that's a great option. thanks!



    #22 philanab

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      Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:29 PM

      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.

      #23 philanab

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        Posted 03 October 2012 - 06:22 PM

        So, I've finally done it! I got out my sewing machine and made my veil. Here is the finished product, minus the beaded edging, which I plan on doing another time. [IMG ALT=""]http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/content/type/61/id/165589/width/350/height/700[/IMG] I'll post the steps I took below.

        #24 philanab

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          Posted 03 October 2012 - 06:41 PM

          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 [IMG 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. [IMG ALT=""]http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/content/type/61/id/165592/width/200/height/400[/IMG] I'll had my fiancĀ© 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. [IMG ALT=""]http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/content/type/61/id/165593/width/200/height/400[/IMG] [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.

          #25 philanab

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            Posted 03 October 2012 - 06:53 PM

            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. [IMG ALT=""]http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/content/type/61/id/165595/width/200/height/400[/IMG] [IMG ALT=""]http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/content/type/61/id/165596/width/200/height/400[/IMG] [IMG ALT=""]http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/content/type/61/id/165597/width/200/height/400[/IMG] [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. [IMG ALT=""]http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/content/type/61/id/165600/width/200/height/400[/IMG] [IMG ALT=""]http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/content/type/61/id/165601/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

            #26 philanab

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              Posted 03 October 2012 - 07:02 PM

              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. [IMG ALT=""]http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/content/type/61/id/165602/width/200/height/400[/IMG] [IMG ALT=""]http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/content/type/61/id/165603/width/200/height/400[/IMG] [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! [IMG ALT=""]http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/content/type/61/id/165605/width/200/height/400[/IMG] [IMG ALT=""]http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/content/type/61/id/165606/width/200/height/400[/IMG] [IMG ALT=""]http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/content/type/61/id/165607/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

              #27 mimiq

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                Posted 29 October 2012 - 01:53 PM

                i am doing the same thing!  my mom is making mine!!






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