I mentioned earlier this week that I’m doing some wedding-related sewing for a friend. The dress was easy to hem and caused minimal stress. I’ve found fabric for the sash and will sew that this weekend and the bustle shouldn’t be to hard. What has caused me the greatest amount of stress is the veil — which I thought would be the easiest.
First, let me say that this world of wedding stuff blows my mind. When my friend and I first met and she told me she wanted a ‘bubble’ veil, I had to google it. I thought a veil was a veil was a veil. I’ve done very well over the last 10 years in avoiding most people’s wedding planning. I seriously get hives over these kind of detailed things and just zone out.
So, here’s the veil she wants. I think in the UK it’s called a ‘bouffant veil’. I like the vintage 60s goodness of it (hmmm. I think my mom got married in a veil like this. Will have to ask her).
After much internet searching I found a very few links on the directions for this particular cut. And, this is what I came up with after three attempts.
Mine is a single layer (she wants two). She wants shoulder length. But, I can’t figure out that sloping back and front. I did round the corners, but they seem to be at the front not at the end.
This is the view on top of my head. I also think two layers will bump it up at center front / back.
Here’s another one I saw on her board with a veil from the back.
And here it is when I use the comb lower down
I’m going to try one more time cutting the tulle in an oval shape with two layers. But, after this, that’s it. I don’t want to keep plugging away and have it not be ‘right’. And, I’d also like to give her time to order one if I can’t make it work.
Here’s a link to the basic shape I cut
(I’ve reached my viewing limit but I think it’s page 58 or 61)
Oh, my top is from Burda Magazine 4-2011-122 reviewed here
Right… open to suggestions. I pull the scissors and tulle back out on Saturday morning….
I’m open to any ideas on how to get a more slopey shape…