{CATHY} Lace Veil Cap : DIY Tutorial

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Greetings Everyone!

Hope you are all doing well:)  My {CATHY} Lace Veil Cap tutorial is finally complete.  In this tutorial, I will show you how to create the veil cap as well as an easy flower fascinator.  If you like the first look, wear the veil cap with the gather facing the back.  I placed it on the side for easy film transitioning into the flower fascinator:)  Well, this tutorial was inspired by the fun 1920’s Bridal Fashion.  To view my Pinterest Inspiration Board, feel free to click “here” for other 1920’s bridal Fashion ideas.  Enjoy!

Well, I am so excited!  The Couture Sewing School with Susan Khalje is coming up in August and I will be attending once again. I am researching and preparing for the couture class so I will not be posting in August.  However,  feel free to follow me on Facebook to see the progress of my project.  If you are a private person, please do not feel the pressure to be my Facebook Friend (I totally respect that:), rather, just click on the option to be a “follower”.  I hope you join me on my adventure as I expand on my sewing experiences.

Thank you for visiting!


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{TRINA} Beaded Wedding Headband : DIY Tutorial

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Good Morning Everyone!

The start of the 1920’s Wedding Theme tutorials will now begin for the month of June:)  I have completed the {TRINA} Beaded Wedding Headband which was designed to give you three different looks.  It is a beautiful versatile headband that can take you from a 1920’s Bride to a modern day Bride.  The best part about this tutorial is you can also use this technique and Beaded Trim to create your Bridal Sash — just use your waist measurements:)  Enjoy!

This headband was so fun to create and it wouldn’t have been possible without my sponsor, Rosalind with Sew Much Fabric.  Thank you so much for the beautiful trim Roz!!!!!  Everyone, if you ever have any sewing questions or questions regarding fabric or textiles, she is the lady to call on.  There are many convenient ways to contact her if you have any inquiries.  You can contact Sew Much Fabric at:

SMF Facebook

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email:  houstonsmf@aol.com

phone: 832-363-1583

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Stay tuned for more fun tutorials…and thank YOU for visiting!

Guest DIY Bride : Yuet Yu S. from Kuala Lampur, Malaysia

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Yuet Yu & fiance, Lester

Now here is a cute and adorable couple.  The Bride Yuet Yu is a Youtube Friend all the way from Kuala Lampur.  She is very creative and has a soft spot for crafting.  When I saw her work, I knew I had to share:)  A few questions I like to ask the Bride…Enjoy!
Q) What inspired you to diy?  YUET YU: Was doing some research online for wedding ideas… only to find out most wedding stuff can be really expensive. So i got really interested to do some DIY wedding projects so that most of my items are personalized and at the same time i can save on cost and also follow my wedding theme colour.
Q) If you used any of the Youtique Bridal tutorials, which one?  Also, can you give a brief explanation on how you created your accessories? YUET YU: I got really inspired when i saw your you tube videos for the (JOSHUA) Ring bearer pillow and also the (SERENA) flower… I have already made my ring bearer pillow to which i added tassels at all 4 corners of the pillow (1).
When i showed my good friend… she loved my creations so much until i offered to make her personalized ring bearer pillow to suit her theme colour which was tangerine/orange(4). Basically i used the same concept as posted by you but for the ribbon sash… i modified it by adding folds and swarovski crystals and just a diamante brooch as the center piece.  
I have made the {SERENA} flower as my bridal hairpiece (2)… I have just modified it by adding additional satin and tulle to each flower size template.
And the other.. is the hairpiece for my niece (who’s the flower girl)(3). For the flower girl hairpiece, I use two (about 21 inch) wires and twist them up together. Then using my glue gun, I wrap and stick on green ribbon around these 2 twirled wires. Then i make 2 of these green ribbon wrapped wires. I twist these 2 wires together (means 4 wires in total were used)  and loop the small pearl chain in between. Then i glue on the ribbon roses. At the back of the hairpiece, I add about 9 inches of ribbon as decoration.
Yarn wrapped letters(5): 
these are to be placed at the main registration counter where the heart shaped yarn will be attached to the birdcage, while the letters would be arranged as “LK ❤ YY”. The cage would be for the guests to write little notes/ cards and drop them into the cage (6). These yarn wrapped letters are made out of cardboard letters and colored yarn.
Boutonnieres/ Corsages(7):
The roses are all made from ribbons… whereby i follow these 2 tutorials :
The ivory white satin ribbon is 1 and a half inch in width while the peach organza ribbon is 1 inch in width.
I have just glued on pearls at the center of these ribbon roses.
As for the ribbon leave, i follow this link:
These olive green ribbons are 1.5 inch in width.
Then i glue these ribbons flowers and leaves onto metal wires… and i arrange these and tape them up together. Boutonnieres… i add pins at the back of it while the corsages i sew them onto ribbons.

Q) When is your wedding date?  YUET YU: My wedding date is on 31st August this year (2013).
Q) How far in advance did you start diy-ing to insure that you will be complete by your wedding date?  YUET YU: I started doing the DIY wedding items since last year November. So far i have made boutonnieres for the groomsmen, corsages for bridesmaids and family members, ring bearer pillow and yarn wrapped monogram letters for our reception table. Just like you, i am basically in a science stream, working in a healthcare institute… but I have always had a soft spot and huge interest in doing craft work and DIY stuff…. i blame it on me being born a left hander- but now a trained right hander (whom ppl claim to be more artistic 🙂
Q) What is your wedding theme/colors? YUET YU: Our wedding theme colors are of a combination of 2 colors : Peach and Olive green
Q) How did you meet your fiance and what is his name? YUET YU: The first time i met my fiancé, Lester Kong… was when we went white water rafting. We got to know each other through a common friend. It was the first time we met and he sat in the same raft as mine. Our raft was intentionally overturned so that we can all fall off the raft and be washed downstream through the rapids. At that moment… i lost my rubber sandals when i fell off the raft.. and i thought i would have to go home barefooted that day… but to my surprise… he caught both my sandals 🙂  I guess love blossomed from then on ..hehe
What an adorable love story.  Congratulations to Yuet Yu and Lester.  I wish you guys the best of forever!
Everyone, thank YOU for visiting!
To view the Youtique Bridal Tutorials, please click on one of the following:

To view projects from other guests, please visit my Pinterest Board “DIY Brides & Guests” by clicking {here}.

DIY Guest : Event Designer Chris Do from Houston, TX

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Bride Akina wearing the birdcage veil designed by Chris Do
Akina & John Wedding Photos by Steve Lee Weddings 

Today we have a very talented guest, Chris Do, who is an EXTRAordinary Event Designer.  Not only is she someone I know personally, but she also happens to be my God daughter.  I actually named a tutorial after her – the {CHRISTINE} Birdcage veil:).  I have watched this young lady mature and become an adult with a keen eye for fashion and creating amazing spaces.  Because of this, I am not surprised at how beautiful the multicultural New York wedding she coordinated would turn out.  Her work made it into the Weddings In Houston Magazine Blog.  You can read more about the wedding by clicking {here}.

On top of coordinating the wedding in New York, she also created some unique accessories for the Bride Akina.  She used the {CHRISTINE} Birdcage tutorial and was also inspired by the {SERENA} Flower Fascinator.  Here are just a few questions I asked her…

Q) What inspired you to do the DIY?  CHRIS: budget was the main factor, and also something handmade gave it more of a charm. I’ve always liked being hands on and this little project gave me the chance to do that without much fear. 

Q) How long did it take you to create the Birdcage Veil and the Flower Fascinator? CHRIS: about an hour of trial and error 

Q) Who did you create it for? CHRIS:  for my client, a bride from Japan

Here are more photos of her amazing work…

Wedding Photos by Steve Lee Weddings

Photos by Steve Lee Weddings


Photos by Steve Lee Weddings


Photos by Steve Lee Weddings

If you would like to book Chris, you can contact her at:

Chris Do, Design da Capo

Here is a video of the beautiful Bride and Groom.  You can also get a better view of the flower fascinator in the video.  Enjoy!

Akina + John | Wedding in NYC | 3 Cities, 2 Continents, 1 Love from T2Production on Vimeo.

To view the Youtique Bridal tutorials, please click on one of the following:

{CHRISTINE} Birdcage Veil

{SERENA} Flower Fascinator

To view projects from other guests, please visit my Pinterest Board “DIY Brides & Guests” by clicking {here}.

Thank you for visiting!

{THERESA} Daisy Spray Part 2: DIY Hair Comb

Yay!!!  Part 2 of the {THERESA} Beaded Hair comb is finally complete:)

Click {here} for Part 2 of the {THERESA} Daisy Spray Pattern.

If you missed Part 1, below is the tutorial and you can click {here} for the {THERESA} Floral Spray Pattern.

You can also use the floral sprays in your bridal bouquet, boutonnieres, and other wedding accessories.

Well, have a safe and fun Spring Break:)  Thank you for visiting!


Guest DIY Bride : Laura A. from Hamilton, Ontario

Greetings Everyone!

Laura A. is our guest DIY Bride all the way from Hamilton, Ontario.  She is a Facebook friend that posts inspiration quotes and creative ideas that will inspire.  Thank you Laura for sharing your Bridal creation!

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Here are a few questions I have asked the Bride-to-be…

Q. What inspired you to diy? LAURA: I was inspired to DIY because Youtique Bridal made it so easy to follow instructions and it did not require a lot of materials or experience — just time and patience.

Q. Which Youtique Bridal tutorials did you use?  LAURA: I have used and completed the {CHRISTINE} Bird Cage DIY tutorial, but I have also viewed and is interested in the {EVAN} cuff link tutorial as well.

Q. What is your wedding date? LAURA: my wedding date is August 2014 (It was originally going to be in 2013)

Q. How long did it take you to complete the project?  LAURA:  It took me 2 days of work (few hours in total, and that’s with kids lol)

Q. What is your wedding color?  LAURA:  My wedding color is teal

Q. Tell me a little about your fiance.  LAURA:  I met my fiance 7 years ago and we have been in a relationship for 5yrs.  His name is David Atkinson. 

Laura also left a sweet note at the end of her message to me…“you have inspired me to do more diy projects. I enjoy your tutorials!!! simple and straight forward!”

Thank you Laura for making all the hard work that goes on behind the scenes worth it:)  If you would also like to be inspired by the {CHRISTINE} Bird cage veil, please feel free to view the tutorial below.  I do plan on recreating it with a live recording in the near future.  During the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.  

Thank you for visiting and I hope you get inspired to create something EXTRAordinary:)

To view projects from other guests, please visit my Pinterest Board “DIY Brides & Guests” by clicking {here}.

Status of {THERESA} Part2 : What is to come in March

Greetings Everyone!

I did not get to complete the {THERESA} Bridal Hair Comb Part2 just yet.  For this project, I learned how to insert “picture in picture.”  I am still trying to figure out the sizing for the inserted photo so it will take me a couple more days.  I am definitely more natural behind a sewing machine than I am on imovie…but I am determined to learn:)   Here is a screenshot of what I’m trying to accomplish.  Thanks Jen D for telling me about screenshots! 🙂
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learning to insert picture in picture…still trying to get the sizing right:)

Well, I did get to finish the pattern for those who would like to get a head start.  It may be a little hard to understand since it was written to follow the video tutorial.  However, if you are determined to decipher it, you can click {here} for the {THERESA} Part2 Daisy Flower Pattern.  It is scanned directly from my sketchbook so it is my original hand drawing:)   Thank you in advance for being patient!

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Also, I think I shared a lot about myself this past February.  So enough about my life, I have awesome projects from a few Brides and guests around the world who used the tutorials I posted.  So March will be a month of sharing and I’m really excited.  I know  you guys will be inspired:)

Stay tuned!

{THERESA} Beaded Floral Hair Comb : DIY Tutorial Part1 of 2

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Greetings Everyone!

I do realize I am a day late on getting this tutorial out.  However, I didn’t realize how long the process and editing would take for this video.  A challenge I faced was planning out the bead pattern and making this as easy as possible for you to understand and learn.  I decided to divide the {THERESA} Bridal Hair comb into two tutorials.  After many hours and days of editing and revising, I decided to say a quick prayer and just upload the video:)

Well, I am so excited!  This is the first tutorial I have added background music to.  And yes, I had to learn how to edit music as well — never did that before:)  Thank you so much to the talented Ms. Alisiya Lyahova for granting me permission to use her piano piece she wrote, February Shadow.  Thank you Alisiya!

I am actually proud of myself for all the new things I learned to do and all the challenges I overcame for this tutorial.  I think I will pat myself on the back…Good job Ann!  By the way, never underestimate your YOUnique self.  If I can learn something new, you definitely can too:)

If you like the monogram at the beginning of the video, thanks to Wedding Chicks on providing it to all Brides.  Feel free to click {here} for the free monogram.  You can visit their pretty website at www.Wedding Chicks.com.    I decided to start using free Wedding ideas to inspire you and share the resources.  You can also visit my Pinterest Board “Free Printables” to view more free links.  Please don’t hesitate to leave a kind comment on the Wedding Chicks website for sharing their time and talents:)

Thank you all for being patient and Part 2 will be coming out soon!  Enjoy!

Click {here} for the {THERESA} Beaded Floral Spray Pattern

Sneak Peek…

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Here are the “Ordinaries” for the next DIY tutorial.  Want to take a guess at what is being created?  I guess some of the items in the photo may give it away:)  Well, I am still tweaking with it until I am satisfied with the final product.

Stay tuned!…..

Maybe you will have a better idea of what I am creating by checking out my {Pinterest board} — want a bigger hint?  click {here} for my inspiration board.

Have a wonderful day!

DIY Tutorial {CLARE} Wedding Head Jewel : Happy NEW Year!

Greetings Everyone!

I hope you guys are all having a wonderful Holiday Season.  The NEW Year is upon us and there are so many wonderful NEW ways to start it off.  Well, here is one way I am doing it…

I completed a tutorial just for YOU.  It has been awhile since my last one so I wanted to have at least one NEW video you can view as you ring in the NEW year.  It was inspired by the carefree spirit of the Bohemian Bride and the beautiful exotic Indian Brides.  I hope you guys enjoy the tutorial and get inspired to create something EXTRAordinary:)

Also, in case you are wondering about the young teens at the end of my video, I will share more on that soon.

Enjoy and Happy 2013 New Year!


ps. I do have NEW plans for the NEW year so I hope to share that with you as well.  As for now, please stay safe and have fun counting down with wonderful family and friends:)

How to make the {CAMRYN} Fabric Flower : Joann Fabrics Class

I had a wonderful time teaching Menasha and Chelsea how to make the {CAMRYN} fabric flower this past week.  These talented ladies took my class at Joann Fabrics and Crafts so they can create something beautiful and unique in a classroom environment.  I am always amazed at the creativity within each person because there has never been two exactly the same {CAMRYN} flower.  Menasha used a beautiful sparkly purple organza fabric along with purple feathers…very formal and regal. Chelsea chose a fun spring organza fabric and both finished their flower with a beautiful rhinestone button.

These ladies were a lot fun to work with.  Menasha claimed she was not crafty and creative.  There was an intense moment when she was holding her breathe while designing her flower.  She admitted she was a little worried it would not turn out.  Well, I believed in her and had no doubt her flower was going to be beautiful and unique…just like her.  It turned out absolutely beautiful! See Menasha..you ARE crafty and creative:)

Chelsea’s {CAMRYN} Flower Fascinator with a birdcage veil

Well, good job ladies and it was a pleasure to meet you:)

If you would like to learn how to create the {CAMRYN} or other fabric flowers, click {here} for the tutorials.  You can also visit the Youtique Youtube Channel {here} for other (in my opinion) great tutorials:)
Thank you for visiting!