In my professional life, I work as a Trainer for a large telecommunications provider, which affords me the opportunity of meeting wonderful people in my new hire classes. Corin, a participant in a recent class, asked if I could make the bridal veil for her upcoming nuptials. As you may recall from earlier posts, I love special-occasion sewing, so of course I said yes. Her desired style is a two-tier, fingertip length white veil attached to a comb. I tried, but couldn't talk her into anything more elaborate than the comb, however, she did want the veil edges trimmed in pearl.
Initially, I was going to use small pre-strung pearl trim I found at JoAnn, but they didn't look sophisticated enough for me, so I went with individual 4mm white craft pearls instead. I so liked the idea of making this project quick and played around with gluing the pearls, but I hated the appearance - it literally looked tacky and just wasn't special enough.