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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.

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What You Get

  • 10 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Dorene Vandermeer
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.


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.gDorene 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

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
Meet Dorene Vandermeer, your instructor, and discover what you'll learn over the course of this class.
2. The Fascinator
3. French Netting Veil
4. Measuring
5. Cathedral Veil
6. Pencil Edge
7. Ribbon Edge
8. Gathered Veil
9. Wear Your Look
10. Bonus: Garter Belt

Taught by

Dorene Vandermeer
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.

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