The question of the day seems to be “will I make veils?”
I don’t know. I had not intended to. I wanted to make another one for me and for display. I planned to give details on how I made mine. I thought, maybe, I would make another or so for friends if the right materials appeared.
Here is what I am thinking.
- Silk net – $15 a piece or $10 if I can get a remnant again. Plus shipping.
- 1 1/2 yards of appropriate silk lace – approx $15-$50
- There seems to be a cotton option. From memory the net is less, shipping more, lace may be less.
– By far, the most time will be spent finding the right lace. I am not well versed in lace. So, I am very cautious, maybe overly so and picky. I need to buy a couple really good lace reference books. (The library is not an immediate option as the closing on Friday for a month and a half.)
– I registered put nylon or polyester on a person’s face. It goes against every safety bone in my body.
– At the same time, I do not want to use antique lace. First, it is antique. Second, it is likely fragile and not likely to hold up to wear.
– I am not completely happy with my stitches on the net. I do have an idea abohoe to do it better. But, I also know someone who would be far better at the fine needlework.
I estimate, with the cost of materials, time looking for the right lace, and fine sewing time, a simple veil will need to start well over the $100 point.
So, right now, I am going to say “No, I am not going to make veils. If I come across the right lace, maybe I will make one to offer.”
The same will be true for hat lace. I can add a lace as I find the right piece. I can’t spend hours hunting.