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Vintage-Inspired Veils for the Modern Bride

with Dorene Vandermeer
Vintage-Inspired Veils for the Modern Bride
Make stunning bridal headpieces: a fascinator, a French netting "Birdcage" veil and a traditional illusion veil in elbow, fingertip or cathedral length.

Join instructor Dorene Vandermeer and learn about the styles that have made her Unveiled Bridal Designs a hot commodity across North America and Europe. You'll learn three techniques: an on-trend fascinator decorated with flowers, feathers or buttons, the dramatic "Birdcage" veil of French netting and crystals, and traditional illusion veils in elbow, fingertip and cathedral length. Choose the look that fits your bride's dress and style and add the touches to make it 100 percent your own. A handmade bridal headpiece is the perfect finishing touch to your own wedding outfit, or a cherished gift for a young woman in your life. Create an instant heirloom with Dorene Vandermeer and Vintage-Inspired Veils!


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Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet Dorene Vandermeer, your instructor, and discover what you'll learn over the course of this class.


Lesson 2. The Fascinator

  • Discover how to design a one-of-a-kind fascinator with Dorene's professional tips! You'll learn how to construct a gorgeous flower and secure it with a hidden alligator clip.


Lesson 3. French Netting Veil

  • Learn how to create a chic French netting birdcage veil. Start with tips on cutting and creating a button loop before adding crystals and the fascinator you made in the previous lesson.


Lesson 4. Measuring

  • Explore the best techniques for accurately measuring each veil, including elbow, fingertip and cathedral length examples.


Lesson 5. Cathedral Veil

  • Cut a gorgeous cathedral-length veil from illusion netting. Dorene shares her tips and tricks for measuring, cutting and rounding out the bottom that will save you time and result in a beautiful finished product.


Lesson 6. Pencil Edge

  • Learn how you can use a serger to add a fashionable pencil edge to your veil. The result is a beautiful finished edge that gives the veil a special polished look.


Lesson 7. Ribbon Edge

  • No serger? No problem! Dorene demonstrates how you can highlight your veil by sewing a ribbon edging. The ribbon adds a beautiful finish that can be customized for any bridal palette.


Lesson 8. Gathered Veil

  • Discover techniques to gather and attach your veil to a stylish comb for a secure hold. Dorene shows step-by-step instructions for sewing the gather, securing it and trimming stray ends for a polished final product.


Lesson 9. Wear Your Look

  • In the final lesson, Dorene shows how to combine and wear each veil, offering detailed explanations and style advice for the ceremony and reception.


Lesson 10. Bonus: Garter Belt

  • In this bonus lesson, you'll learn how to create and design a garter belt. Dorene shows you how to stitch the elastic, add decoration and put the finishing touches on this fun and traditional wedding accessory.

"I LOVED Doreen's course -- absolutely loved it! Her instruction was very clear, the projects (are) a great combination of easy with stunning results. I'm inspired, after creating a wardrobe of veils for my niece's wedding I may veil up the town! Thanks Doreen, very enjoyable!"
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