Thursday, January 3, 2008

#232: DIY-list worthy.


veil by leah c.

love the look of this short veil. if i could stretch an extra $125, i would. or...i could try to figure out what type of fabric/net/mesh this is...and practice my sewing skills...

8 comments:

Emily Pee said...

There are a couple of sellers on Etsy, Georgie Peach and Something Bold, who sell cage veils for around $40. They're also pretty easy to make. Order some French or Russian netting, and have a friend help you gather it around your head and sew it into the shape you want. You can also add beads or crystals to fancy it up. Just attached to your hair with bobby pins, or you can make/buy a fancy clip and attach with that. Your best bet for finding inexpensive netting is to look for online millinery shops.

Ashley said...

I found this site that has cage veils, even some under $20. They also have some reasonably priced hair fascinators. I was thinking of making a cage veil and fascinator myself after seeing this one for $190 on the House of Brides website.

dapotato said...

what the others said. i have a friend who makes them in the LA-area for cheap, and she's working on setting up an internet storefront soon. if you're DIY-inclined, they're quite easy.

MissJordyPants said...

I bought mine from Something Bold for $35 and adore it! I was going to do the DIY route, but couldn't find the fabric and didn't have the energy to search harder!

Blue Orchid Designs said...

you can totally make this! easy easy, even for non-crafties like me.

Laura Ryan Photography said...

Have you checked out unveiledbridaldesigns.com ? awesome site thats where I got my veil.. I think her veils run like $110 now.. You can customize them.. totally worth the money

Hollywood Tai Tai said...

I wanted a birdcage veil too and did a lot of research on who had the best prices and services. I just placed an order with Melody of www.birdcageveils.com. She's a real nice lady! My veil is an angle-style ivory, Russian netting, 13" with a deco style brooch. With shipping, it comes up to $75.

These are the other affordable sellers I found:
1. http://www.distinctiveveils.com.
2. http://www.artikal.com/
3. http://www.breeziway.com/
4. http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5680900
5. http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5060316

To make your own:
http://vintagesewing.info/1950s/52-hmh/hmh-133.html

Good luck!

wedding accessories said...

I imagine a veil could be quite simple to create if you had some time and patience. Still a good article though