DIY Long Cathedral Draped Wedding Veil Pattern PDF Tutorial
I understand that it can be overwhelming trying to plan all the details of your wedding and to do so within budget. That’s why I have put together this easy-to-follow, do-it-yourself PDF pattern that will teach you how to make your wedding veil so that you walk down the aisle looking elegant and feeling special without breaking the bank.
Skill Level: This pattern requires NO sewing machine and NO previous experience with sewing. It is meant for beginners.
What is Included:
- a 14 page PDF tutorial with photos and a simple 5 step process so that you have a no-stress experience
- veil measuring instructions so that your cape is the perfect length for you
- the last page of the tutorial includes my contact details so that you can reach out to the designer with any questions or for styling tips
- 100% money back guarantee if you are not satisfied
- a fun and exciting experience you can share with your loved ones
Details of the Veil that you will Make:
- long draped veil that shows off an open back dress
- raw edge (without a trim) so that you and your dress remain center stage
- attached to 2 combs for easy attachment hair
My brides say that they are excited to choose a special loved one to help them with this process. They want their Mom, Grandma, or friend to be a part of the journey. Following this PDF pattern will be a fun and easy way for you to build special memories.
You aren't the DIY type of bride? Then you can purchase the completed wedding cape already made up HERE.
Not sure if this pattern is right for you? Ask yourself these 3 Questions before getting started designing your own.
Customizable based on your measurements.
I recommend storing it in a cool dry place, such as under your bed or in the closet. My preferred method of storing is to fold it over a hanger lengthwise and to place it within a protective garment bag. You can then keep your accessory in this garment bag as you transport it to and from dress fittings, hair trials and rehearsals.
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Typical Veil Lengths
Blusher / Shoulder Length / Flyaway Veil: touches the shoulders or just covers your face
- Typically 15’’ or so
Elbow Length Veil: just reaches your elbows when your arms are down at your sides
- Typically 20-25’’
Fingertip Length: reaches the fingertips when your arms are at your sides
- Typically 35-40’’
Ballet Length / Waltz Length: reaches your knees or mid-calf
- Typically 45-50’’
Chapel Length: brushes the floor or extends a bit past the floor
- Typically 80-90’’
Cathedral Length: extends several feet past the train of your wedding dress
- Typically 108’’
Royal Length: the longer the better! This is the veil of the royals.
- Start at 120’’ and can go as long as 200’’+
How to Measure for your Veil
Veil measurements can vary depending on your height and your wedding dress.
If it is possible, you should probably take a quick veil measurement (this does not have to be taken while wearing your wedding gown) so that you can make sure that the veil hits exactly where you would like. Take a piece of string (that does not stretch) or a flexible measuring tape, and measure from where the veil will be attached in your hair down to the tip of approximately where you would like the veil to end at the longest point at the back. This measurement does not have to be exact. It just gives me a basic idea of how long you would like your veil to be.
It is always better to have your veil be slightly longer rather than shorter. So if you are unsure, it is best to add an additional 1-2 inches to your measurement.