DIY Bridal Capelet : Scoop Neck Inquiry



Thank you for your inquiry Joshua.  Here is a visual of how I got the the Neck scoop measurement.  I started measuring at where my neck meets my shoulder to the neck hollow baseline.   I hope that answers your question.  If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to ask.


The question was in regards to my DIY Bridal Capelet Part 1.  The time stamp is at {1:57} about the Neck Scoop Measurement.

Thank you for watching!  Have a great Monday and the rest of the week.




Here is Part 2 & 3 to my DIY Bridal Capelet.  Thank you for visiting & enjoy!

DIY Rhinestone Sash : DIY Guest Angela Li



What makes my day?  When someone is inspired by my tutorial and share what they created.  I recently got a message from Angela Li via Instagram all the way from the Philippines – that will make a Texas girl happy;)

Angela Li was inspired by my DIY Bridal Sash tutorial.  She created a sash for her mother to attend a relative’s wedding.  I had to share what she made and asked her a few  questions in hopes to inspire you to create as well.

Interview with : Angela Li, Philippines

  1. YB: Which video were you inspired by?  Angela: I got inspiration from your video Bridal diy sash

2) YB: Why did you decide to DIY?  Angela:  bec i found the perfect dress within my budget and i want to make it dressier since my mom is attending a wedding of a relative. To add that evening formal look
3) YB: Who and what event were you creating it for?  Angela: wedding of relative
4) YB: General steps you took to create this. Angela: bought the dress, source the rhinestones appliqué since the appliques are not available in the Philippines, I sourced it from China. Also the available ones are specifically for weddings. With front only rhinestones and white sash. Sash is tricky since my dress is colored, this means i will have to find the exact shade Ribbon. Plus i feel that it will move around since my dress is smooth fabric with slim silhouette.
Also mostly in the market is the chunky type of front rhinestones. Or half yard. I want the rhinestones to be all the way to the back. So i sourced it overseas.
Angela shared with us the link she purchased the dress at:
5) YB: The pros and cons to create your sash. Angela: – pros, I get the look I wanted.
Cons, creativity in sourcing and technical skill to get it done. I actually sewed it in two lines, one on upper part and another is lower part. For the front with pleats, i actually did not sew the lower part on the pleating as it might affect the movement of the fabric. Also making sure the appliques is aligned.

6) YB: what was your favorite part of the process?  Angela: – conceptualizing, Sourcing and execution.
7) YB: How long did it take you? Angela: it took a while to get the rhinestones but once they are here, its easier since I had it planned out
8) YB: Is there anything else you would like to add?  Angela:  originally I would like the rhinestones to be optional, meaning I can put it on or not go with it as the event dictates. But since that route is tricky and I cannot find a tutorial, I opted to sew it on

Thank you Angela for sending the photos and for answering the questions.  All of this means a lot to me😊 and it makes all the hard work worth it.  I hope Angela inspired you to create.  Well, I hope you have an EXTRAordinary day!




More Bridal Sash Tutorials

DIY Bridal Lace Capelet

DIY Lace CapeletGreetings!

I hope you are all doing well.  I finally completed the Bridal Lace Capelet Tutorial Series!  Yes, series:)  During my planning and preparation phase, I thought the tutorial can be done in one video.  However, as the project progressed, it expanded to two…then three.  Because this series challenged me technically as well as creatively, I gained a lot of knowledge from it.  And when my mind and imagination expands, I get super excited! (the nerdy side in me;)

So when can I wear the Bridal Lace Capelet?  You can wear it during your wedding ceremony to have a little modesty or it is even a great bridal accessory during this Fall and Winter season.  The Bridal Lace Capelet is a great way to dress up a simple wedding gown as well as keep you warm.  Because it is lace, it won’t take away the design element of your wedding gown which can be seen through the lace.

Well, feel free to view the DIY “Bridal Lace Capelet” Series:

Part1of3: Making the Capelet Pattern.  You will learn how to make a capelet pattern according to your unique measurements.  You will be taking 4 custom measurements: Length, neck width, shoulder, and capelet width.

Part 2of3: Creating the Bias Tape.  The bias tape is a great tool to hem curvy areas on your garment, for example the necklines and armholes.  For the capelet, we will be using the bias tape for the neckline and the front hem.  I chose organza so the lace design can still be seen at the hemline.

Part3of3: Cutting & Sewing the Capelet.  In this tutorial, you will learn how to sew the whole capelet and adding the finishing touches.


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Well, I want to thank Fabric Wholesale Direct for reaching out to me and giving me the opportunity to collaborate with them on this fun project.  Below are the items I used for the project and can can be purchased to create your own Bridal Lace Capelet.

use coupon code on http://www.fabricwholesaledirec.tom : youtiquebridal to receive $5.00 off your purchase of $35 or more.

  1. Ivory Tulip Guipure French Lace : How much lace will I need? take your Capelet Width measurement x 3.  Make sure to add a few extra inches for the scallop design
  2. Crystal Organza Fabric : 1/2 yd to 1yd depending on your measurements
  3. White Thread

To find out more, feel free to contact Fabric Wholesale Direct at (855) 464-6867, M-F 9:30 – 5 PM EST.

If you have any questions for me, please do not hesitate to ask below.



Wishing great success: DIY Ruffle Wedding Skirt

Wedding Ruffle Skirt

Julie from contacted me today.  She informed me that they will be heading to the largest trade show of the year and wanted to share the Wedding Skirt I created.  Of all the beautiful ruffle projects that were available to them, they chose mine.  I feel very grateful today.  Thank you Julie for thinking of me:)  I hope Ruffle Fabric the best and much success at the event.

It has been awhile since I last shared it but here is the tutorial for the Wedding Ruffle Skirt…

Also, feel free to visit for all the beautiful ruffle fabrics available.  If you would like to view a list of projects you can create with ruffle fabrics, click {here}.

You can also click {here} to see the original inspiration for the Genevieve Ruffle Skirt.  If you love statement necklaces like I do, below is the tutorial for the Genevieve Statement Necklace.

Thank you for visiting!

{ISSARA} Ruffle Neckline Accessory – One Accessory, Multiple Styles

Okay Ladies…do you want different style options in one accessory?  Well, here it is.  The {ISSARA} Ruffle neckline accessory is something fun and will give you multiple looks in one piece.  I can see this worn at a casual destination wedding where you use one style to the ceremony and another to the reception.  Need to cover up a strapless dress?  Put it over your shoulders.  Are you ready to party?  Slide one side under your arm and party it up.  Have fun with it!

I can also see this being made for the Bridesmaids.  They can each accessorize with it and all wear it differently.

Starting with this video, I will be introducing the option to learn more advanced sewing techniques.  Well, I hope you enjoyed this tutorial as much I did designing the concept.  Thank you for visiting!

Simple DIY LINDA Shrug & DAWN Bolero

Combine the LINDA & DAWN

You can make this dramatic Bolero by using three very simple tutorials, The LINDA Shrug, the DAWN Bolero, & the CAMRYN Flower.  I have attached it below.

*NOTE:  I made two LINDA Shrugs for a fuller look and sewed it side by side along the  neckline of the DAWN bolero.  Finally, I accented it with 3 CAMRYN Flowers to complete the look

DAWN Bolero



I had sketched and designed the LINDA Shrug & DAWN Bolero back in October 2011 and shared it in a post.  These accessories can become great bridal wear for the winter weather.  It will add a little warmth & some great flair to a rather simple dress.  If you are interested in some more great tutorials, feel free to visit our education department at  or visit the  Youtique Bridal Youtube Channel 

Hope you had a great New Year’s countdown, Happy Martin Luther King Day, & Thank you for visiting!

DIY – How to sew the EVA Wedding Gown {complete series}

Here is the complete series on how to make a simple wedding dress, the EVA Wedding Gown.

Our DIY Wedding Gowns are simple with an added touch of drama.  The tutorials are for the beginner sewer with creative techniques on how to construct a wedding gown.  These gowns are great for casual or destination weddings.  You can change the color of the fabric and design a special occasion dress.  Hope you get inspired to create something EXTRAordinary out of the ordinary:

Part 1 of 3:  How to make the Lining & Gathered Skirt

Part 2 of 3: How to make the Fabric Flower

Part 3 of 3: How to make the Beaded Bridal Sash

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at  You can also visit for more diy tutorials.

Thanks for visiting!