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I've seen a few ladies out there wondering why birdcage veils are tons-o-moolah and if there's an easier way for DIY.
Well, I found this little gem on projectwedding.com and I thought I'd share.
Materials Needed: 2 feet of 18" Russian Veiling, Comb, Thread and Needle, Ruler, Scissors
Important Note: There are two sides of the veiling: finished and unfinished. You want the finished end to run across your face NOT the unfinished side.
Note: Birdcage veils are made out of Russian Netting or Russian Veiling which is a millinery material. You can usually find it at a really good fabric store or online.
1. Starting at point A start sewing in and out of the diamond shapes to gather the fabric. You'll continue sewing in and out on all sides until you get to point B.
2. Sew it to a hair comb
3. After you attach it in your hair on the side of your head with bobby pins, then add an embellishment like a flower or feather to cover the comb.
The veiling usually comes in three lengths 9" 12" and 18".
If you just want a little coverage over your hair you want 9".
If you want it to cover your eyes, you'll want 12" and if you want it to cover your nose or chin you'll want the 18" veiling (cut it down to 16" to cover the nose.)
It comes in almost every color and you can also find veiling with chenille dots or pearls if you wanted to add embellishment in that way.
Hope this helps some of you ladies.