This Friday is the Royal Wedding of William and Kate. Little Miss has a friend, Little Miss E, who has her birthday that day. So naturally she is inviting a couple of friends for High Tea. I volunteered to create a couple of special party favours and I thought I’d share the process with you. Perhaps your Little Miss needs a Bride Veil to celebrate a Royal Wedding.
How to make a Bride Veil
What you’ll need:
- White tulle or netting – 50cm x 135cm approx.
- Plastic headband or Alice band
- Thread, sewing machine, scissors, etc.
What To Do
Cut your tulle to size. I bought tulle that was 270cm wide then cut it in half to give me 135cm. My finished bride veil is folded and ends up about 85cm long which is fine for a 7-year-old. You could make it longer or shorter depending on what you prefer.
I wanted scalloped edges so I created a template. You need a sheet of paper and a round container for a circle shape. Start at one edge of your paper and draw around half your circle. Then move your circle along a little and draw the next scallop. When you have the edge drawn, cut out your scalloped edge.
Fold your fabric so the two short edges are together. (You could scallop the long sides too but I didn’t.) Pin your scallop template onto your fabric to hold it in place while you cut the scallops. When you get to the end of the page, shift it and match it to one scallop to finish the edge.
You could leave your two layers together but I moved the top layer up so that the lower layer was about 20cm longer. Pin near the folded end to stop it shifting as you sew.
Sew two rows of stitching. The first one is about 2.5cm (1″) from the fold. Then sew a second row wide enough to slide the headband into the gap. My headbands were quite narrow so my two rows are about 5mm (1/4″) apart.
Slide the headband into the casing created by the rows of stitching. As it gathers up, the folded inch will form a ruffle. This headband has tiny teeth that hold the fabric in place. If you want to, you could add a spot of hot glue to hold the fabric in place.
Now that your Little Miss has a royal bride veil, perhaps Mummy needs one too.