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Thread: Fingertip Bridal Veil

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    Super Member BluegrassGurl's Avatar
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    Fingertip Bridal Veil

    2012 is the year of weddings for me!! Both of my children are getting married this year --- son in June and daughter in October!

    I am contemplating making my daughter's bridal veil. I am a somewhat accomplished seamstress (am altering my daughter's best friend's wedding gown for this June) so I feel confident that I can do it. I just need some ideas about the beading.

    The veil will be fingertip, single layer with small elegant beading around the edge. I have scouted the web for ideas... but thought I would ask my faithful QB friends.......

    I would appreciate your thoughts/advice regarding creating the elegant beading around the edge.

    Many thanks for your help!

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    Just draw your design and transfer with pen. When I did my daughters veil I roll hemmed it and then did the embroidery. I am sure you will do a beautiful job. It will be so special something her daughter can wear.

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    Usually veils are done by hand because they can be carried and worked on at the doctor's office, etc. However, if you are putting pearls or beads around the rolled edge most sewing machines and sergers can do this.
    Last edited by TanyaL; 02-24-2012 at 08:45 AM.

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    Fingertip Bridal veil

    I made my daughters's veil and it turned out well. She didn't want beading so we used a tailored ivory silk trim. Very elegant. I sewed it on with my machine. Layed the trim down and went to town. With tulle after the trim sewn on you trim it to the tulle.(nothing shows on edge but trim) Her's turned out beautifully. Was a whole lot easier then I believed. She got lots of compliments and some when they found out I made it actually looked to see if they could tell. To my delight they couldn't. LOL!

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    Do you have a serger or access to one? There is a foot that will apply string beads, pearls, ribbons lace to the edge of the tuille. I found that the serger was easier than that of a sewing machine as it finishes the edge of the tuille at the same time. But sewing machines can work. There are feet for the same available for them to. they come with adaptable shanks for the various types of mahcines.
    I found that cutting accurately with scissors, not pinking shears, is the best with netting and tuille.
    To make lots of quilts, is to have lots of scraps, and I do, and I do.
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