LUXE 108″ DIY Veil Kit : Cari Loschen

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Greetings!

I hope you are all doing well.  Today I am sharing the process of how I guided Cari through designing the cathedral length veil.  She had purchased  the Luxe 108″DIY Veil Kit to create her daughter Hallie’s Veil.

Before the first consultation, the following were started:

  • The dress was purchased
  • Pinterest board was put together for the veil & hairstyle
  • Measurements for the width (A) & length(B) of the dress were taken

    Example: Cari’s Measurement were WidthA=65″, LengthB=90″

    1.  First Consultation: Questions I asked Cari:
        1. How do you imagine the veil length? CL: past Hallie’s dress
        2. When is the wedding date? July 7, 2019
        3. If wearing a hair bun, will the veil be worn above or below the bun? CL: Bun, but still thinking about above or below
        4. Do you want a blusher (the veil that goes over your face or a second tier)? CL: no
        5. Will it be worn at the ceremony/reception/both? CL: Ceremony only
        6. If worn to the reception, does she want it bustled? CL: since wearing it to the ceremony only, no veil bustling
        7. Will it be worn with any other hair accessories? CL: Yes, embellished hair comb
        8. What is the width / length of the dress? CL: Width=65″, Length=90″
        9. Dress color? Ivory/White/Champagne/etc.
    2. Veil Kit Option: From the information I gathered, I suggested the LUXE 108″ DIY Veil Kit for her. Since Hallie wanted the veil to be longer & wider than the train of her dress, the best option was the LUXE DIY Veil 108″W Kit.*Veil Kit options are the 54″, 72″, 108″ Widthbeadwork
    3. Color Swatch: I mailed a color swatch.  I worked with Cari & Hallie to find the perfect match to her wedding gown and embellished hair comb.  The 3 of us corresponded via group text.  I wanted Hallie to have a “that’s pretty” moment.  When that happened, I knew it was the perfect color for her;). After the color was finalized, Cari made payment and the Veil Kit was shipped.
    4. Customized instructions for the step-by-step design process was put together for Cari.  She received the link to the password protected instructions.  The reason for the privacy is because photos were shared that can not be seen before the wedding date. Example: wedding dress photos, Sample of password protected site: https://youtiquebridal.wordpress.com/2019/05/31/carrie-loschen-veil/ 
    5.  1-1/2 hour Consultation, by appointment only: The kit also comes with a 1.5 hour consultation to answer any questions needed.  Because of technology today (and with her living in Nebraska and me in Texas), we set up an appointment time to do a video chat.  IMG_3950
    6. Finished Veil: I am so proud of Cari & the beautiful veil she created.  She did such an excellent job!  The veil was everything Hallie envisioned.IMG_7277

And this concludes the general process of how Cari designed the Cathedral length veil for her daughter Hallie.  Cari loves draping and she is a Couture Designer/Instructor from Wilcox, Nebraska.  Be sure to visit her Instagram page @carikim.

Here are more beautiful photos by photographer. Congratulations to Cari, Hallie, and their beautiful family.  What a special day!

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The price for the LUXE 108″ DIY Veil kit is $85.99 + S/H.
The Kit comes with everything you will need to create the Cathedral Length Veil:
-4 yards Veil Tulle, 108″ Width
-1 Guterman Thread Spool, 110yards
– 5 Pins
– 2 Dritz Hand Needles Size 8
– 1 Large Haircomb 4.25″, 29 teeth
– 1 small hair comb 1.5″, 10 teeth
– 1 Measuring Tape
– 1-1/2 hour Consultation
– Password protected access to step-by-step instructions and video tutorials
*Additional Consultation time beyond 1-1/2 hours is $25 per 30min.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask or email me at ann@youtiquebridal.com.  I would love to guide you through the process.  Well, I hope you got inspired to create something EXTRAordinary out of the ordinary.

To view my library of Veil tutorials, click here.

Thank you for visiting

Hugs!

Ann

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How to Sew a Welt Pocket (single) : Tuxedo Inspired Dress

 

I have been wanting to #sew a tuxedo inspired dress for awhile now.  Because of @Carikim, I was able to bring my imagination to life.  I want to thank Cari for sponsoring this project. If you ever want couture sewing inspiration, I encourage you to visit @carikim Instagram’s page.  My muslin mock ups are usually a mess but I love visiting her IG especially for her pristine and beautiful #muslin work😍.  Thank you Cari for inspiring me and for your support.

This project will have a special focus on the welt pocket I created out of the matte & sheen fabric I sewed the dress with.  I created the welt pocket with a shiny satin fabric contrast to the main body of the dress.  It would also match the lapel and the custom satin buttons.

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And here is how I created the single welt pocket.  Have you ever sewn a welt pocket?  Feel free to share your tips and tricks:)

Thank you for visiting & I hope you have an EXTRAordinary day!

Hugs,

Ann

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Weddings in the Woodlands Tour : Basil Event Room Open House

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I am in my element when I get to talk about creativity and design. Can you tell? I had the opportunity to be part of @basileventroom Open House and showed Brides how they can get creative with my LUXE DIY Veil Kit. I love the surprise reactions when they see the different style options they can design.  (Visit my FB Page for more photos: https://bit.ly/2Rs6Xxy)

And we can never forget the grooms! I challenged the grooms on tying the bow tie. Many have never tied a bow tie before so it is always a fun challenge. Are you able to tie a bow tie? Per the grooms, it is not as easy as it seems

I want to thank Kristi O’Connell @basileventroom for the opportunity to be part of their open house as well as part of Woodlands Wedding Tour.

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Kristi O’Connell (far right) with Basil Event Room & Eatery

It’s always nice to see familiar #vendors and meet new ones. Here are the vendors at Basil Event Room.


The tour had 3 stops at the following locations:
Stop1: @gladeculturalcenter
Stop2: @basileventroom
Stop3: @mymaderaestates


The visionary behind Woodlands Wedding tour is Joshua with @jkcdesignevents

Thank you for visiting!

Have a wonderful Tuesday,

Ann

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p.s. For my fellow creative sewers, I did sew my #tuxedoinspired dress. Follow me on IG to see how I made my dress with McCall’s Pattern #M7753

DIY Guest : Harry Let from Ghana, West Africa

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Greetings!

I hope you are all doing well.  Today I have a DIY Fabric Flower from Harry Let who resides in Ghana.  I remember my heart feeling overwhelmed with joy when I received her message and photos via Facebook.  I actually teared up.  Really, I couldn’t believe someone far across the world had viewed my tutorial and created something from it.  She even took the time to share it with me.  O how I LOVE my work!

As you may know, I love to ask what inspires my DIY Guests to create.  Feel free to read Harry Let’s answers on why she created the Fabric Flower:

  1. What inspired you to create the Fabric flower and what was the occasion?   I needed a hat to match my dress for a friend’s wedding but couldn’t find a flower which matched my dress color. So I went on youtube to find out how I could make a flower from the fabric I used for the dress
  2. How long did it take you? I had more time because my brother helped me cut the patterns and i sewed them together the next day.
  3. What are the pros and cons of creating the fabric flower? PROS:  It’s Easy to make and you can make as many as you want to match a particular dress. CONS:  The edges are not smooth which i think depends on the kind of fabric you choose.
  4. What was the easiest part of creating and what was the most challenging? Sewing them together was the easiest part. Cutting the fabric patterns was difficult for me that was why I made my brother do it.

Thank you Harry for taking the time to answer my questions and I am truly grateful that you shared your creation with me.

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If you would like to create my Fabric Flower, please see the tutorial below (new version):

Flower Pattern:  https://youtiquebridal.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/fabric-flower-pattern.pdf

 Here is the original version of my Camryn Fabric flower created in 2011.  I thought this would humor you;)

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

Hugs,

Ann

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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.

Enjoy!

Ann