Monday, April 20, 2009

Roll Kuchen and Wedding Veils

It never occurred to me, that one day I would have this out again because someone here wants one too - Violinist's Fiance, who is hereby now known as, Roll Kuchen (Roll the R, sound the Ch like a K) has asked me to make her wedding veil. Isn't that sweet of her? Making the veil part isn't a lot of work. I made mine in about half an hour, ten hours before my wedding and had to chase GG home so I could get the thing done. I once made ten of them in an afternoon, for a "L'il Abner" production. It was the nasty, kleenex flower headpieces that took so much time - I kid you not. In theatre it's whatever works.
For my veil, I wanted a pencil edging, but at two in the morning, thought it wiser to skip fooling around with that, as there would be no time to head off to the store for more tulle if I botched it. It only just occurred to me this week that had I botched the pencil edging - a tiny zig-zag set at a short stitch length - it could easily have been trimmed off. Sometimes I'm a little slow, I admit. Seeing the veil now, I'm glad it has no edge - it's softer and prettier without. The tulle cost about six dollars back in 1980 something. Roll Kuchen will get hers for even less, as the price of tulle has come down for some reason - that is synthetic tulle. I'll show how I make Roll Kuchen's veil after the wedding.

4 comments:

Mental P Mama said...

That is beautiful.

Caution Flag said...

Your talents are amazing. Really.

Jeanne said...

So very lovely

jan said...

It's a lovely veil. And it's very sweet that Roll Kuchen wants one just like it! What a compliment.:-)