So, a veil, eh?
Backing up a bit, I first laid out my grandmother’s veil pattern and cut out some tulle. Tulle is ridiculously cheap, by the way.
I decided not to make the little cap that the pattern specified, and instead needed to come up with my own sort of head-attachment. Recently, I’ve really been captivated by headbands, so I thought I’d start there.
The first attempt was with wire and sewed on ribbon, and um. That just wasn’t working at all.
A few weeks later, I was visiting Sewing-Sis and she dragged me into a Forever 21 for whatever her 11-year-old fashionista needs may be (I had actually never been in the store before). They had a ton of cute headbands there. It gave me one of those “Really? Why did I bother trying to make my own? What is wrong with me?” moments. So I bought some less-than-$5 headbands to try again.
I attached the veil onto the white double-band, and tried to cover the froofy-tulle ends with a strand of pearl beads.
A few weeks after that (it takes me a while to recover from failure, apparently), I took the veil apart again for attempt number three. This time I just attached the tulle directly to the already-made pearl headband.
Despite the much-better-than-before outcome, Mr. Sew is still not a big fan of veils. Probably because I keep wearing it around the house while making creepy noises. However, we compromised – I’ll only wear it during the ceremony, and not with the tulle over my face. Hopefully that will prevent Mr. Sew’s face from contorting in pure horror as I lurch down the aisle to steal his soul.
Are you wearing a veil? How does your SO feel about the froofy tulle?