I was asked to make 5 headbands for the bridesmaids and 1 flower with a birdcage veil for the bride.
It measures a little over 4 inches wide and is made entirely of organza. There was a different button to use in the center but when I put it in it just didn't work. It was too white or big or something. It looked out of place. I ended up sewing in some pearl beads. It looked more fitting. The next thing to tackle is the bird cage veil which will attach to the flower with a little pin so that it can be removed if desired. I started experimenting a little this evening. At first I used the veiling that the bride sent over but I have to admit, I don't like it. It's very stiff and hard to form. I tried some other tulle that I had lying about.
(Gl is just thrilled to be modeling for me.) This is a real light weight tulle in grey. I cut it into a bandeau style that goes across the top of the head, in front of the eyes and then attaches on the other side with either a bobby pin or an invisible comb. Gl's hair is really thin so you can see the bobby pin falling out already.
This Tulle is just a little bit heavier (in peach) and is sewn into a much larger piece that goes all the way around the head and falls slightly slanted across the face.
5 headbands and 1 flower are being sent to the bride tomorrow. I am also sending over some different veiling that I would like her to play with so we can figure out how to cut it and what weight to use. This was fun to work on and I feel privileged to have been asked. I'm greatly looking forward to the wedding. I love when people in love get married. What I love most is when it's not all about the ceremony but about the joy of binding your lives together. People get caught up in making their weddings a big performance or a statement. It should just be about JOY! And joy is, at it's core, very simple.