How To Make a Bridal Veil Pattern

Whether you're planning a wedding, or considering a entrepreneurial venture into the exciting world of bridal fashion,  it's possible to save quite a bit of money by creating your own clothing patterns. With a little effort and some skill anyone can have fun and save a few bucks!


  • An old inexpensive veil similar to the one you wish to create
  • A pair of good scissors
  • A few pencils or pens
  • Several sheets of tracing paper

Procedure: Bride wearing her wedding dress

  1. The first step to making a bridal veil pattern is to determine the overall look of your design. How long and wide is the veil? What material will it be constructed of? Will you use a tiara or a comb style for placement?
  2. Next, it is beneficial to locate an old veil or purchase one inexpensively. This veil will be removed from the tiara or comb. If you can not, or choose not to, utilize an older veil you may be able to locate a simple house hold object such as a corner of a table, or even a book that can be used for this step. Anything in the shape of your veil and of roughly the same size will work.
  3. Be creative in how you shape your pattern. There are U shaped, also known as top gathered, veils, angel veils with a point at the bottom, and rounded veils. A veil can be in any shape or size you want and can even incorporate several styles depending on how much mystique you wish to lend to the would be bride.
  4. Now, measure from the place where you plan to connect the veil to the tiara or comb down to the full length you desire. The normal lengths are to the shoulder, the elbow, or even as long as to the waist.
  5. If you don't wish to do exact measurements, you can always go with a traditional length for your bridal veil pattern. The birdcage, barely covering the face, and the cathedral length, a very long veil that trails behind the bride, come to mind.
  6. Determine the width of tulle you will use. The fifty-four or seventy-two inch will work for shorter, narrow, veils. Most experts claim that you need at least a width of one hundred eight inches for the longer veils.

That's it! Once everything is written down all you need do is store your pattern for future use.


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