Lace It Up

I posted a while ago that I was having second thoughts about my veil. I fell in love with lace-edged veils, and after some hemming and hawing, I decided to turn my plain veil into a showpiece. To accomplish this, I ordered a strip of lace trim off of Etsy.

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To start, I cut the strip in half. In order to make one continuous strip of lace for the edge of my veil, I had to stitch the two pieces of trim together in the middle. I lined up the pattern on the lace and sewed it together with invisible thread.

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See? You can’t even tell that’s two pieces of lace.

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Next, I placed a safety pin near the hem of the veil to mark the center of the veil.

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I lined up the lace trim and pinned it into place.

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Then came the stitching. I used invisible thread so I didn’t have to worry about stitches ruining the look. After about an hour, the lace was firmly in place and my veil was complete!

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To add a bit of weight, I sewed tiny seed pearls into the center of each flower. I’m a bad blogger, though, and neglected to take a photo of that. Sorry!

I’m thrilled with the way it turned out, and I think it looked gorgeous on our wedding day.

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Photo by Andrew Collings Photography

I hope that maybe someday I can pass my veil onto my daughter or daughter-in-law for her wedding.

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Mrs. Treasure

Location:
Chicago
Wedding Date:
September 2012

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    Mrs. Dragon 813 posts, Busy bee @ 11:36 am

    That’s gorgeous! Such a classic veil. It’ll definitely stand the test of time!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 11:39 am

    LOVE it!

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    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:42 am

    Thanks, @Mrs. Pony! Your veil was my inspiration.

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    snowcone 1141 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:46 am

    Beyond impressed with your calmness at altering such fragile fabrics AND your sewing skills. Also, this one picture makes me so excited for your recaps!!

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    annarborette 27 posts, Newbee @ 11:52 am

    You look gorgeous! I love how the lace circles around your dress in that photo. Beautiful!

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    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:56 am

    @AnnArborette: Thank you! I had just enough lace for it to cover the part of the veil that hit the floor, and I love how it turned out.

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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 11:59 am

    It looks beautiful, I think it looks better with the lace edge since you were dragging it, I feel a plain edge would be lost in the ground. Great job!

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    Almost Mrs.P 2056 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:04 pm

    Great job, it looks beautiful!

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    steph01924 308 posts, Helper bee @ 1:55 pm

    You look wonderful in the picture!! The veil looks great.

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    beanstalk 770 posts, Busy bee @ 3:00 pm

    this looks amazing!!! You did such a good job! I bet no one could tell that you customized your veil!!!

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    Red Poppy 20 posts, Newbee @ 4:09 pm

    I can’t believe you sewed together your lovely veil yourself~ beautiful!

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    Miss ABC 208 posts, Helper bee @ 5:38 pm

    You are pretty crafty, and did a great job!

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    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:28 pm

    aww, you’re such a beautiful bride! Great job on the veil!

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    bracelet 1419 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:08 pm

    I am in love! This will be such an encouragement to future brides that these things CAN be accomplished.

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    ChicagoDreamer 509 posts, Busy bee @ 6:15 pm

    This is awesome! Bookmarked for future reference. It looks fantastic on you by the way! Hangs beautifully.

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    coyote 1548 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:21 pm

    LOVE IT!! I can’t believe you sewed the lace on yourself… I never would have known! You look absolutely stunning in that photo T!

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