One thing you may not know about me, is I am not a designer. I am not the girl who can look at something and tell you how it was done. Case in point.

Thank you interwebs for guiding me!

This Bubble Veil is the biggest circle I could get out of my tulle and pulled into a yo-yo (which I also had to look up). I never would have figured it out without you!

Bride-to-be stopped by on Sunday and LOVED the veil. But, it’s the wrong color. Too white and needs more cream. But, now I know how to do it!

The hem was perfect as was the sash we added. But, the bustle needs more work. I’m putting it away now though. Her wedding is end of September and the one I need to officiate is in two weeks. I have gots to start working on my dress….

Thank you again! I never would have figured this out ๐Ÿ™‚


  1. Great job! You can tell by the smile in her face! Bustles can be a pain…the shape of the train makes the decision on how many pick up points, the wider it is, the more points…Lord knows I love the long skinny ones!

    • No kidding! This dress is wide and pleated. She wanted an underbustle at first but the train wasn’t long enough. Then, we did a simple over bustle, but it didn’t make the dress even all around. So now, a combo of two point overbustle at CB and little under bustles along the side. I’m getting nervous…

  2. Last month I got in a dress that had been previously worn and sold on Ebay. It was a simple one point bustle (in my experience) but the previous owner had as they say in the UK “made a meal” over it. It had 9 points all made with ribbon ties…Lord knows what they must have charged that first girl! I use a button and a thread loop made from upholstery thread and have never had a failure. Another gal who bought in a high end salon came with a photo of what her bustle could be…again 9 ribbon sets…I said there was a better way and did a button-loop for her as well. I said by the time the bridesmaids had to crawl under her dress and start tying 9 ribbons after a few drinks…she would be lucky if it all hung correctly. Good Luck!

  3. You are a brave woman, and I so admire a brave woman. But most things can be accomplished with talent and perserverence, and you seem to have both. Get crackin’ on that dress Officiant!

  4. It looks awesome! And, now that you’ve done it once, re-doing it in the correct color should be easy peasy. I’ve no suggestions on the bustle though…I don’t remember how mom did the one on my dress.

  5. Try tea dyeing the veil to get the right color. Google it for the exact method but you basically use black tea bags in hot water and dip the tulle in it. I made my veil and this method worked for me. My dress was white (not ivory) but the white tulle was too glaring. Tea dyeing was the solution.

    • Thanks for the tip! I tried it tonight and the polyester tulle did take the color! But, a wee bit too much. But, that’s fine. I have yards of the white tulle left and can try again to get the color right. I never would have thought of it. Thank you!

  6. Good job, she looks absolutely great!
    Yes, you could be having fun with tea dyeing, I second Miriam’s suggestion. I was snookered by some English label and bought some of truly undrinkable tea a couple years ago, so I’ve become a real adept of this method :-). However it works best on natural fibers, so YMMV. Have fun with scraps from this one at first.
    But while you’re at it, I’d recommend 2 things to get closer to the original – one would be a slightly bigger circle, and the other would be slightly stiffer tulle. Not a whole lot, just subtly more body. If nothing else, the veil would show more in pictures, and as you know weddings are all about pictures. Be sure to go shopping with a sample of this one so you can detect a faint difference. And with the dress if you can, so you don’t have to mess with gallons of tea.

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