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Date: 11/5/13 8:18 PM

I've got the stand for the veil for our bassinet.


But no canopy/veil. I know that burda used to do a pattern, and that simplicity did too, however I would have to buy it used from overseas which adds the cost on a lot for a one time use.
I've got about 2.6m of 1.5m wide cotton voile. Any suggestions on what I do with it? I just don't want it slipping off for obvious reasons

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Date: 11/5/13 8:26 PM

Snuzal, sit down, make a cup of tea and relax. The veil for this is absolutely easy to make! Drape a piece of fabric over the bassinet as you wish and make a dart in the upper portion of the veil (where the standard would go). Use fabric that is light--such as tulle. Don't spend your money on a pattern--even!

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Date: 11/5/13 8:33 PM

That's what I've been figuring I'd do.. But thought someone might have a bright idea that I haven't thought of.

The only issue is, effectively sewing a dart on it, it's not going to securely hold it from slipping off the front. I guess I could sew a piece of ribbon to it, so it holds it to the back support.

It's insane, I spend my days during the week doing alterations for a flaming job, wiht some really tricky things.
And now I can't work out the simplest of jobs.

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Date: 11/5/13 8:46 PM

I'm thinking a simple tube of fabric , like you 'd make for a curtain rod. One would push it so that it gathers. Hope that helps.
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Date: 11/5/13 11:43 PM

I wanted it to still have gathering on top above the rod.
So I've unpacked all the sewing stuff and so far, so good.
doing a narrow hem on the side edges now. May put some printed fabric on the bottom, but I really don't know yet.

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Date: 11/6/13 8:31 PM

Why does a bassinet need a canopy?
Decoration? Mosquitoes? What?
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Date: 11/6/13 8:59 PM

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It's insane, I spend my days during the week doing alterations for a flaming job, wiht some really tricky things. And now I can't work out the simplest of jobs.
And here I thought I was the only one plagued with this...

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Date: 11/6/13 9:00 PM

It helps the baby sleep; helps him or her to get his/her nights in order. Otherwise, they'll be up at night and sleep during the day.

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Date: 11/6/13 9:25 PM

looks lovely. the bought ones have lace (wide) along the edges, sometimes on the top where the gathering is.

preparing for bub is such a beautiful thing--I can feel your joy
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Date: 11/7/13 1:44 AM

Decoration mainly.. And because it'll be at the peak of summer when she arrives, mosquitoes and flies and other horrible annoying flying bugs LOL

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