The veil is a constant attribute of the image of the bride, giving the girl mystery, airiness and tenderness. Light translucent layers, often decorated with beads or embroidery, lying on the head and shoulders, fascinate and delight. Such a wonderful accessory can be made independently.
Bride Veil: Photos and Tips for Choosing
Before you think about how to sew a veil with your own hand, you should decide for what purpose it will be created and what style you want to get. Most brides decide to sew a veil for a bachelorette party to themselves and their girlfriends, where this accessory is just another element, reminiscent of a quick wedding. However, this copy of the veil in the final image for the solemn day will not fall, remaining a simple souvenir. Especially as such it will be for the bridesmaids, who do not need an expensive and skillful veil for a single evening.
Dr. option - if you want to create your own veil to your dress to the wedding ceremony itself. The reasons for such a step can be a lot: from the desire to express individuality in the toilet to the lack of an attractive copy in the shops of the city and distrust of the services of the studio. Whatever the motive or moved the bride, the question of hand-tailored veils is solved quite easily. But it is worth considering all the details.
Highlight: Where will this veil be put on? For registration of marriage any styles are allowed, and one has to be guided by the compatibility of the accessory with the dress. During the wedding there is an important factor - the need to completely cover the head of the bride. Therefore, those versions that only attach to the hair in the back of the head and fall on the back, are not acceptable. Therefore, the patterns of these options will vary.
As far as matching the veils to the idea of a dress, it is enough to remember that with a wide fluffy skirt the same volumetric but short model is chosen, most often without additional decorations. In dresses with graphic lines and without decoration, where the accent is a style, there is no need for a complex veil. Here a light veil is much more preferable. And in the case of a long dress of the mermaid style, with an open back, flowing silhouette and train, you should think about the same long, but not magnificent veil. Her design should repeat the idea of finishing the dress.
How to sew a veil for a wedding?
As noted, for the sacrament of marriage held in the church, the veil is chosen so that it covers the bride's head as much as possible, and often she also hides her face. Due to the special features of the cut, the front part can always be bent back, turning it into the upper tier, so this accessory will not cause inconvenience. An important point: the decorations on the wedding veil should not be!
- You can try to sew a veil on the classic basic pattern, tested by many girls, where the detail of the toilet is created from a rectangular cut. To make it into a finished product, fabric is required: a soft organza, tulle or chiffon is preferable - any translucent white tulle fabric or a color similar to the shade of the dress. In addition - a comb and sewing accessories, including a ruler, soap, scissors, etc.
- The length of the cut fabric is selected individually, based on the total concealment of the face, head and shoulders. How much you want to lower the bottom edge of the veil depends on the style of the dress. Approximately purchased at least 1.5 m. Before starting sewing, fabric is steamed with a hot iron. Then it unfolds on a flat surface and bends along the measured middle vertical line with the alignment of the corners. After that, you have to fold the fabric again, but across. The final of the preparatory stage becomes a neat curvature of the ends with scissors. The degree of its role does not play and depends only on your preferences.
- Around the perimeter of the resulting rectangle with rounded corners should be treated with fire, so that the threads from which the fabric is woven do not begin to open. It is necessary to act carefully, trying not to break the lines. If there is a possibility, it is possible to process the edges of the overlocoms with thin transparent threads inserted into it. You can resort to another method: purchase a narrow satin ribbon in the tone of the fabric and stick it on the typewriter with a zigzag seam around the perimeter of the future veil. Previously, the ends of the tape are scorched over the fire, and it itself is attached to the fabric with thin needles. It is important to maintain the tension of the product, without distorting its direction.
- The final stage of tailoring offers to bend the upper edge of a vertically arranged rectangle so that it is enough to hide the face. This will be the top tier - veil. In the middle of the fold, indented 10–15 cm from the edge of the veil, it is clamped onto a thin transparent thread to form folds and fastened to the ridge. This can be done both by sewing, if the texture and shape of the comb allow, and through gluing. If the bride's hairstyle will allow you to attach a comb to it, you can also fix the veil on a thin rim.
Veil do it yourself for marriage registration
In the registry office there are no strict requirements regarding the attire, and therefore it is allowed to use any ideas for making a veil to create a truly individual and ideally suited option for a particular toilet. The sewing scheme, by and large, remains unchanged, but the product can be based not only on the rectangle. For example, options with a sharp long bottom edge, 2 tiers, and waist length are popular. This veil is created on the basis of a rhombus, its pattern is shown below.
Depending on the style of the product, the fabric is chosen, but the most interesting thing is to make it from chiffon or guipure. Beads are recommended for decoration, and the veil itself can become a little more lush and voluminous if you create 4 tiers instead of 2 ones: you will need not 1, but 2 rhombus. A similar product is attached in most cases to a comb or several long hairpins and does not cover the entire head, but only the occipital zone. Therefore, an asymmetrical veil becomes the companion of low beams and barely collected wavy hair from behind.
Large squares, which are best made different in size by 5-10 cm, are processed around the perimeter in any of the ways discussed earlier: fire, overlock or satin ribbon. After that, the rhombus is visually divided by a transverse line into 2 triangles and at the upper corner it bends outwards. It is optimal to maintain the length of this tier so that it is 2 times the remaining height of the upper triangle.
The layers of the veil are inserted into each other, in the middle of the bend they are fastened and mounted on the thread, and then they are assembled by tightening 30-40 cm. Then, this place requires you to attach the product to the hairpin: a hairpin or a comb.
The final stage is the decoration of the finished veil. You can only hide the place of attachment, decorating it with pearls, crystals, fabric or artificial flowers. You can spend a few hours trying to embroider the lower tier of the veil with beads or paste it with rhinestones. The main thing - remember the need to match the patterns on the veil so that they are on the dress.
Veil for hen party: how to do it yourself?
Algorithm tailoring veils at a bachelorette party is no different from what is used when creating this accessory for the wedding ceremony. But here you can use cheaper fabrics, and not be zealous with the finish. Bridesmaids usually make themselves a colored veil or even just large hair ornaments made from the same material as the bride's veil. For example, volumetric flowers obtained from tulle circles of different sizes, strapped in the center and impaled on each other. Fix them will help invisible.
You can even do tailoring veils at the hen party, turning this process into joint entertainment. In order to save time, it is recommended to resort to the simplest scheme: a veil on the basis of a circle of fabric folded along the center line, which, however, can be moved slightly up or down. Also in the center of the fabric must be stitched basting seam and pull the thread. After that, fix on any hairpin. Approximate diameter of a circle is -1-1,2 m. The place of fastening of the veil should be decorated with the same fabric colors.
It’s quite easy to make a veil with your own hands, but experienced craftswomen recommend trying to do all the steps on any training fabric before purchasing and cutting expensive and beautiful tulle. This will make sure not only that you have correctly understood the algorithm of the action, but also that you have correctly calculated all the dimensions, and the finished product will fall as it should.