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.


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.


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


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


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


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!


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.

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.


Mrs. Treasure

Wedding Date:
September 2012
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  1. Member
    Red Poppy 31 posts, Newbee @ 4:09 pm

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

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

    You are pretty crafty, and did a great job!

  3. sword Bee
    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:28 pm

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

  4. bracelet Bee
    Mrs. Bracelet 279 posts, Helper 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.

  6. coyote Bee
    coyote 2051 posts, Buzzing 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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