When I was planning my recent photo shoot with Studio81, one of the looks we were going to do was a pinup bride. I decided I needed a cute little birdcage veil to match the champagne Monica dress.
To make this facinator, you only need a few things-
-Fabric to make the bow (alternatively you can use a hair brooch like this one)
-Any extra decorations like the rhinestone button I use
To make the bow-
Fold the fabric in half and create a paper pattern to guide you for cutting it out.
Pin it into place.
You can do any size you want, and a square shape will give you more pleats than a rectangle shape.
I can’t remember what measurements I ended up using (usless, I know!) but I’m pretty sure it was 13cm square.
Once it’s cut out, stitch along the perimeter. I hand-sewed it because I couldn’t be bothered re-threading the machine.
Leave a gap unstitched in the middle so you can do Step Three
Turn it inside out through the gap you left unstitched
Now stitch to close the gap
Pleat the square evenly and pin it into place.
Stitch through the middle to secure it
Cut a long strip and wrap it around the middle. I was rushing to do this for the photoshoot so didn’t bother with making it super neat and tidy. It might be a good idea to overlock the edges.
It should look something like this-
Now pleat the netting into position. Make sure you are holding it up in your hair to see how the netting will look. This is a little tricky and can take a couple of attempts.
Do lots of stitches over the netting to make sure it stays in place. Trim off any excess at the top. You will also want to cut the netting to a roundish shape. Just try it on and see what’s going to look good and trim little bits at a time.
Now add any extra bling or leave the bow plain!
I just slid a duckbill clip through the middle loop to attach it to my hair.
x Miss Victory Violet