Dorene Vandermeer

Vintage-Inspired Veils for the Modern Bride

Dorene Vandermeer
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  • In-depth Instruction; over 109 mins
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  • Available for purchase: $39.99
Meet Dorene Vandermeer, your instructor, and discover what you'll learn over the course of this class.
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.
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.
Explore the best techniques for accurately measuring each veil, including elbow, fingertip and cathedral length examples.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the final lesson, Dorene shows how to combine and wear each veil, offering detailed explanations and style advice for the ceremony and reception.
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.
10 Lessons
1  hrs 49  mins

A veil is the crowning touch to a wedding gown – a dramatic statement of your personal style – and the accessory that, more than anything else, turns a woman in a white dress into a bride. In Vintage-Inspired Veils for the Modern Bride, Portland, Ore., milliner Dorene Vandermeer shares the techniques and styles that have made her Unveiled Bridal Designs a hot commodity across North America and Europe. Dorene will teach you three techniques to create one-of-a-kind bridal headpieces. You’ll get step-by-step instructions for an on-trend fascinator decorated with flowers, feathers or buttons; the Birdcage, a dramatic swoop of French netting and crystals; and floaty illusion veils in elbow, fingertip and cathedral length. Choose the look that fits your 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!

What You’ll Learn in Vintage-Inspired Veils:

  • – How to create a dramatic fascinator that stays put while you dance all night
  • – Adding French netting for the dramatic “Birdcage” look
  • – Three edging methods for illusion veils, using a sewing machine or serger
  • – Step-by-step details of how to wear every look in the class
  • – Techniques to create of-the-moment bridal looks at a fraction of retail prices

What You’ll Make in Vintage-Inspired Veils:

  • – Custom fascinators for weddings or any special event
  • – Over-the-eyes or headband-style Birdcage veils, the hottest bridal look
  • – Illusion veils fit for a princess

Dorene Vandermeer

Dorene Vandermeer became a bridal milliner out of necessity; in 1989, when she couldn't find the right veil for her own wedding, she sat down and made it herself. Friends and family asked her to create custom designs, and in 2004, Unveiled Bridal Designs was born. Dorene's signature designs have appeared in the pages of magazines, on blogs including The Sassy Bride and 100 Layer Cake and, most importantly, on brides around the world. Dorene lives in Portland, Ore., with her husband (yes, the guy she married in 1989) and teenaged triplets.

Dorene Vandermeer

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