I couldn't figure out if I wanted to do a vintage wedding hat or ultra chic and modern-vintage inspired birdcage veil....I had decided on the birdcage veil by the end of the day, but didn't like how it was framing my face...
so I decided to blend the 2 concepts together and make something unique to catapult my look to a whole new level. I love texture, and wanted to have something that also embraced the time of year I'm getting married: Fall/ The Harvest.. so when I came across 2 very different materials at Hobby Lobby, I was contemplating all day on how to make it work together. I think I have it figured out.. (at least in my head)
So far, this is what I've come up with.. the base is for structure will be kind of hat-like in the fact that it sits on my head with the right height and frames my face EXACTLY how I want it.. it's made out of tulle netting but is pretty compact and so it's similar to alot of the tulle hats I'm seeing everywhere..but they are selling for way more than I wanted to pay and are pretty boring. (Thus.. doing it myself)
Once I was done creating the "hat" part as far as structure, I then started focusing on adding something to transform the top, and I focused on how I wanted the "veil" part to look across my face..
I've sewn together the textured material to create a cute fascinator concept.. Because I bought the texture material in a taupe/ivory color it adds a lot of depth to my veil that I am really excited about.. the netting I bought allowed me to create what would be considered a russian vintage inspired birdcage veil netting with the little polka dot look using the netting I picked up from Hobby Lobby during one of their wedding sales last week. (cost me all of $4) and with a nip and a tuck here and there with some pins I was able to create a cute flower and bow combo on top.. I like the volume since I will be wearing my hair up and back in a heart bun. This way it adds depth to the sides of my profile as I'm walking down the aisle without taking away from my dress, and will give something nice to photograph as well for my look.. YAY!
Total, I've spent maybe $15 or so in supplies and the past 2 hours trying to figure out the shape, pinning, making the bow, etc.
Ok, next what I want to do is add some creamy pearls somewhere around the fascinator portion for that extra POW and let my imagination do the rest.. because my dress is accented with satin covered buttons and creamy pearls/ just a touch of bling, I don't want to overkill it doing too too much on my veil, but just highlight somehow in my veil a continuity with my dress and keep it modern vintage at th same time.
Wish me luck ladies, I really want to be "OOH WOW" on my big day without too much of an "OUCH" in my pocketbook. LOL
My only concern right now is how well the 2 fabrics are going to blend since they are 2 different colors.. (but I kind of like that part)
We will see... I will post the finished product once I'm done. I'm excited that it will match my dress- it's a creamy ivory color and completely gorgeous!
I'm not the best when it comes to sewing, so I had to do all of this by hand. if you've made your own birdcage veil and have some tips especially on storage please leave them here! I really appreciate it.