A veil is the crowning touch to a wedding gown ... a dramatic statement of your personal style ... and the accessory that, more than anything else, turns a woman in a white dress into a bride. In Vintage-Inspired Veils for the Modern Bride, Portland, Ore., milliner Dorene Vandermeer shares the techniques and styles that have made her Unveiled Bridal Designs a hot commodity across North America and Europe.gDorene will teach you three techniques to create one-of-a-kind bridal headpieces. You'll get step-by-step instructions for an on-trend fascinator decorated with flowers, feathers or buttons; the Birdcage, a dramatic swoop of French netting and crystals; and floaty illusion veils in elbow, fingertip and cathedral length. Choose the look that fits your dress and style and add the touches to make it 100 percent your own. A handmade bridal headpiece is the perfect finishing touch to your own wedding outfit, or a cherished gift for a young woman in your life. Create an instant heirloom with Dorene Vandermeer and Vintage-Inspired Veils! What You'll Learn in Vintage-Inspired Veils: * How to create a dramatic fascinator that stays put while you dance all night * Adding French netting for the dramatic "Birdcage" look * Three edging methods for illusion veils, using a sewing machine or serger * Step-by-step details of how to wear every look in the class * Techniques to create of-the-moment bridal looks at a fraction of retail prices What You'll Make in Vintage-Inspired Veils: * Custom fascinators for weddings or any special event * Over-the-eyes or headband-style Birdcage veils, the hottest bridal look * Illusion veils fit for a princess
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