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Date: 11/13/11 11:42 AM

I am trying to help my niece find a veil for her wedding dress. She lives near Alexandria, VA.

She is wearing a beautiful long gown that does not look like a wedding dress. It is fitted through the bodice with folds of material criss-crossing the front, off the shoulder with a train.

Her hair will be in a bun at the base of her neck. She would like a veil with a comb in it to attach the veil to the bun. The veil would hang down her back.

If any PR members have suggestions for wedding stores in that area, including Maryland and the DC area, I would really appreciate the names. Or, if you sew wedding gowns/veils professionally, could you also respond? She said she has been looking but doesn't know if she is looking in the right place. The wedding is in May 2012.

Thanks so much.

Woggy

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Date: 11/13/11 1:13 PM

Woggy...it's crazy easy to make the sort of veil that you are describing.

a veil is simply a length on tulle. Tulle is really inexpensive you can purchase it easily online ( just google for tulle/yard)

all you need to do is gather up that tulle and sew it onto a hair comb.

If the thought of cutting the tulle out terrifies you, some of the craft stores sell pre cut and pre trimmed tulle that you can sew onto a comb

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Date: 11/13/11 3:55 PM

Thanks for your vote of confidence Sarah, but I don't think I would want to attempt this project! As much as I like to sew, I am not one to try to make a wedding veil nor do I think I have enough experience to try making one.

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Date: 11/13/11 7:17 PM

I understand where you are coming from...but when my DD was little I made her a dress-up wedding dress.I made a veil to go with it. That was when i realized how crazy easy it is to make a veil...

you can buy tulle for nearly nothing and play and see if it is too hard for you to do or a doable thing.

you can buy tulle for about a buck a yard, a bit more if you buy the really wide tulle.


the pre edged veils are about $10 at Michael's...fold the veil in 1/2 and run a gathering stitch along the fold or just below if you want a poof and stich by and onto the comb.. some things are hard to do. this is not one of those difficult to do things.


You can practice by using colored tulle and making hair stuff for little girls.

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Date: 11/13/11 10:45 PM

There are lots of patterns for veils that are super easy to make. I used McCalls 3508 for my daughter's veil, which is a lot like the one you described. Unfortunately, it is OOP. But, Butterick 4487 has lots of choices for veils.
Here's a link to my daughter's veil:
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_FFeW7irLEb8/TGwldcbNXDI/AAAAAAAAA2k/tCulkxQ7Zg8/s1600/IMG_0048.jpg
Making the veil allows you to choose the fabric and trim that goes best with the gown, and it's probably easier than shopping for one.

Best of luck,
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Date: 11/13/11 10:48 PM

Sorry that link didnt work. I'll try again:

My Webpage

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Date: 11/14/11 11:35 PM

I agree. You can definitely do this. I bought lots of tulle because it was cheap and did a test run first. The most difficult part is cutting the tulle carefully. When you do it, you can fit it to your face, control the number of layers and thus the fullness, and adjust the length to your stature.

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Date: 11/26/11 3:23 PM

Thanks again for all the advice and the beautiful picture of the veil.

My sister, the mom of the bride, found a Vogue veil pattern and is going to do a trial run. She has sewn off and on for years so she figured she would try making it.

My husband offered his apple red motorcycle helmet but my niece declined!

Woggy

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