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Location: Somewhere in Louisiana
Friday, December 2, 2016
DREAMING OF BEING A BRIDE (a small tutorial)!
I hope that you have been well!
Christmas is on its way!!
DREAMING OF BECOMING A
Here are 3 small tutorials for
making my EASY bridal veils!
They only take about 5 minutes!
Surely you have seen these type of
skirts. Perhaps you know someone who
has one of them. You can still buy them
from thrift stores or online very cheaply
for a few dollars!
Unfortunately I never did take a
photo of the skirt that I used to make
my bridal veils.
When I first saw my skirt I immediately
saw bridal veils!!!
The skirt was a creamy
cotton with the lace inserts that you see
on these skirts here.
There are many different styles of the
lace inserts as you can see.
With this particular skirt you can get
about 10 bridal veils out of it. This type
is wonderful because there is a tiny lace
for the hem. This cuts down on the
amount of work to be done.
Also, this skirt is about the right size for
the long bridal veils like mine.
There are not that many lace inserts on
this skirt, but I am looking for a skirt with
inserts like this to make black veils!
These would make small veils. These
lace inserts are only hemmed at the bottom.
No frilly lace hem here.
This skirt has gigantic lace inserts. Still
usable! Also has a pretty lace hem at the
To use this style - after you cut out the
lace insert, then just cut off the top that you
do not need!
PLEASE READ MY DIRECTIONS MANY
TIMES AS SOMETIMES I MIGHT NOT
EXPLAIN THINGS RIGHT.
I do not know if the skirts you buy will look
like any those above, but they are all
similar and the directions is still the same.
These little round gold rings are used
in the making of the 1st bridal veil.
You ask - what am I going to do
with this plastic VINTAGE fork!
1. Cut away the lace insert from the rest of
the skirt. This is what it should look like.
If your lace insert has an attached bottom lace then use that
for the bottom of the veil.
There are 3 ways to make this veil:
1. One way is to cut off that
piece at the top and stitch down the lower
pieces of lace that sticks out on the ends.
2. You can leave that stitched piece there and
hem down the lace pieces.
3. You can cut off the top piece and do not
hem at all.
See how that piece of lace sticks
out from beyond the panel, stitch it down or cut it
Either way is okay. I cut away the top piece to
I left the bottom lace edges there to show you that
if you want to, you can turn them to the backside
and a couple of stitches secures it in place.
If you would like you can hem all edges as in this
photo. Only a couple of stitches holds
it all down.
CHARLOTTE IS DREAMING OF BECOMING
Charlotte is a miniature doll that I bought from
DARLING DETTA'S DOLLS.
You can find her on ebay.
I have had her
for about 3 years already.
Here she is trying on her veil.
She almost has it on her head!!
#1 - BRIDAL VEIL WITH GOLD RING
1. Make sure that both sides of the veil are even
by folding in half to get the center mark. Lay
your gold ring in the middle while you get
a sewing needle threaded. I use small quilting
needles with one strand of quilting thread.
Lightly pull some of the lace up over the ring
so you can sew it down.
2. Make sure that you are sewing the lace down
correctly and that it faces the hems.
3. Start at a corner and put in your knot.
Lightly hand-stitch the lace over the gold ring.
4. When finished knot it securely and cut
off rest of the thread.
Glue or sew on flowers, beads or anything
to your liking. The choice is yours on
how you decorate the gold ring.
I happen to like it plain and simple.
#2 BRIDAL VEIL WITH HAT
This is for the cap style. For the cap I used
an ordinary plastic bottle cap.
1. I cut a piece of cream
colored knit fabric bigger than the bottle cap.
Then I placed glue all around the outside of the bottle cap
and smoothed it as evenly as I could all
around the bottle cap.
Excess fabric is cut away and then glued to
the inside to hide seams.
The back of the veil. It is so lovely, I think!
These veils can be made as elaborate or as simple
as you want to make them.
AND ALL OF MY BRIDAL VEILS ARE MADE
FROM THE SAME LACE INSERTS!
I think I have about 4 of the lace inserts left.
Here you see what the bridal veil looks like spread
open. Also the edges are not hemmed, I just folded
them in towards the inside. I did not even
stitch it down. Remember it
had a lace bottom edge already on it.
I FOUND A USE FOR THAT FORK!!!!
As you can see, all of the fabric was glued
down on the inside
and the lace glued down over it.
I cut that fork and hand sewed it to the lace
and the fabric.
NOW I HAVE A HAIR COMB THAT
REALLY DOES STICK INTO