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Clairitek''s DIY Lace Edge Veil

Discussion in 'Bride World Wide & Grooms Grooves' started by Clairitek, Jun 3, 2009.

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  1. Clairitek
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    by Clairitek » Jun 3, 2009
    I am just outside of 2 weeks until my wedding so I figured I probably should get the ball rolling on my veil. When I had my second fitting last week I tried on a lace edge veil that hit right at the back of my knees but it was $185 and way out of my budget.

    On Monday I trekked into the fabric/garment district (at least I think that''s what this was) in Philadelphia and purchased some reembroidered lace trim and tulle.

    Here is my result. I am fairly happy with it. I am not terribly pleased with the profile in the back but I think it will look better once it is up against my dress. Its a little longer than I had anticipated, probably due to the fact that when I cut it the tulle wasn''t as weighed down. Oh well! I am definitely not doing it again!

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  2. Clairitek
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    by Clairitek » Jun 3, 2009
    The back. You can see its about 6" too long.

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  3. Clairitek
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    by Clairitek » Jun 3, 2009
    As good a close up of the edging as my camera phone will allow.

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  4. Clairitek
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    by Clairitek » Jun 3, 2009
    WRONG SECTION!! SORRY EVERYONE! I''ll have it moved. [​IMG]
     
  5. Mandarine
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    by Mandarine » Jun 3, 2009
    It''s lovely!!! The lace reminds me of teh lace in my veil!

    Great job!! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. MichelleCarmen
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    by MichelleCarmen » Jun 3, 2009
    You did an excellent job. The length looks perfect. . .the lace is so pretty!
     
  7. AmberGretchen
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    by AmberGretchen » Jun 3, 2009
    I think its lovely even though its in the wrong forum [​IMG] Nice job!
     
  8. musey
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    by musey » Jun 3, 2009
    Well it''s a craft project, so it still fits under "home" [​IMG]

    I think it''s beautiful, good job!!
     
  9. Clairitek
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    by Clairitek » Jun 3, 2009
    Thanks everyone!

    Mandarine I totally thought of your veil when I was making mine. I LOVED your veil! So totally gorgeous.

    Musey True.... it was a craft project that I did at home. [​IMG]

    I''ve been trying to get it moved. I am wondering if my request went through so I am going to send it again.
     
  10. loriken214
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    by loriken214 » Jun 3, 2009
    Oh, it is SO beautiful!!!! [​IMG]

    Lori
     
  11. Porridge
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    by Porridge » Jun 4, 2009
    I think that''s gorgeous! Makes me want to try DIYing it myself. Veil prices are ridiculous!
     
  12. Delster
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    by Delster » Jun 4, 2009
    Clair it looks great - good job! I went back and checked out your dress thread and your dress is stunning [​IMG] You''re going to look fabulous!
     
  13. honey22
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    by honey22 » Jun 4, 2009
    Gorgeous - you are very handy!!! Well done [​IMG]
     
  14. ilovesparkles
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    by ilovesparkles » Jun 4, 2009
    That is absolutely gorgeous! And the length will be fabulous I am sure! I love the detailing on the lace!
     
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    Wow, looks amazing!!!!! What store did you get the fabric at? I live in south Jersey, and am looking for a fabric store that sells nice veil material.
     
  17. lliang_chi
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    by lliang_chi » Jun 4, 2009
    Claritek, Beautiful veil! Great job!!
     
  18. Clairitek
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    Phew! Good to see my thread was moved overnight to BWW.

    Thanks again everyone for the compliments. I can''t wait to see it with my dress. I never would have gone with anything this long but I am glad I did.

    Princessplease- I went to South 4th Street for my materials. I bought the lace and tulle at a store called Maxie''s Daughter. There were a bunch of other places but they had the best selection and prices.

    While my lace trim isn''t true alencon lace its a style close enough and was only $7.98 a yard. The tulle was $2 a yard. I bought waaaaaay too much tulle because I didn''t realize it was so wide. I would have really only needed 1.5 yards. All together I spent $30 on materials.
     
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    by cocolaw » Jun 4, 2009
    WOW!!! i am very impressed. that looks beautiful. that will be something special for you to hold on to....you made your veil!! talk about a neat thing for a daughter or granddaughter to wear someday!
     
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    by rhbgirl24 » Jun 4, 2009
    ooooh! Pretty! I think you did a great job!
     
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    by KatyWI » Jun 4, 2009
    It''s gorgeous!!! My mother is making my veil... we''re getting the supplies when I''m home in a week, I''m so excited!

    I wouldn''t have the first idea how to go about it myself... I''m in awe of your veil-making abilities. :)
     
  22. meresal
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    It looks beautiful!!
     
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    by rockzilla » Jun 4, 2009
    Its beautiful. About how much was the lace? I''ll probably be going down to the LA garment district for mine...
     
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    by Haven » Jun 4, 2009
    Wow. That is unbelievable--I am so impressed that you made it!
    Very romantic.
     
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    by mayachel » Jun 4, 2009
    I am so impressed! Your veil is beautiful. (Yeah, 2 weeks to go...pro''lly wanna make sure this project is done [​IMG])
     
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    Claritek, that looks fabulous. I wouldn''t even know where to start when making a veil... Did you have some sort of pattern you used when cutting the tulle, or did you just sort of "go with it"?
     
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    Rockzilla The lace was only $7.98 a yard. Its certainly not the same quality as the stuff on my dress (cotton alencon) but had a similar look to it and since I was desperate I just went for it. I did see some nicer alencon trim at a different store for $15 and it looked to be much better quality. Since I was making such a long veil I knew I needed about 5 yards so I didn''t want to spend $60 on just the trim, especially if I wasn''t sure that I could pull it off.

    PPM This is the second veil I have made. I wish I had taken pictures of the first one I made for a friend back in December 2007. I learned a lot from that experience. I highly recommend finding a large flat surface to work on where you can lay the material out.

    The first time I did was measure, from the back of my head, how long I wanted it to be. Then I added on 2" to have enough material to gather it at the top and attach to a comb.

    Then I laid the tulle out and folded it in half and cut it to the proper length. Next I rounded off the corners with it folded so they would be as symmetrical as possible.

    To attach the lace I just laid it out on top of the tulle and used a needle and single thread in the same color as the lace to stitch along the top edge of the trim. I did my best to stay near the cording used to re-embroider the lace so my stitching wasn''t as noticeable. I can''t even really see it, even in my close up shot of the lace, so I am pleased with how that came out.

    The hardest part of attaching the lace was to make sure I kept it going along the edge of the tulle nicely and checking to make sure it didn''t get bunched up. The curves were challenging and I was constantly adjusting the lace to make sure I didn''t get too close to the edge of the tulle.

    Attaching it to the comb so the thread and stitching wasn''t noticable was tough. I doubt my ability to accurately describe how I did that so when I get home I will take some pictures to show you what I did.

    Sorry for the rambling but I hope this helped describe what I did.
     
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    I know, right?!? I had my friend''s double layer corded edge ivory veil on stand-by if mine didn''t work out. That was my second choice and since I was up in the air about whether or not I wanted a blusher I knew that would work out well.

    One more thing off the list!
     
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    Beautiful! You did a great job!
     
  30. Lanie
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    I love it! Great job!!! I still have my lace mantilla-style veil after I bought another veil. I was dead set on using the plain edge one, but after seeing yours, I might just go back to the lace!!!
     
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