With a lot of pattern and material research, as well as my hand-sewing skill acquired as a child (thanks, grandma!), I made my first set of veils. I also took sewing lessons along the way to make the sewing machine my best mate. In March 2014, my husband Julian kindly volunteered to be my photographer while a friend modelled for the 28 sample designs. I opened my Etsy shop the following month. It took another year to set up the website for Madame Tulle.
In case you're wondering, I sincerely find veils to be equally important as all the other accessories a bride chooses to wear on her wedding day. Historically and symbolically, veils may have collected a negative rep here and there, what with being traditional, outdated, and even sexist. However, I've decided to put all of that aside and focused on the fact that veils are and should be worthy of attention and love. After all, haven't veils been responsible for countless tears of joy and gasp-inducing awe?
So here I am today, with tulle and a sewing needle in my hands and a full heart. I hope you'll have a lot of fun and even more love as you envision yourself crowned in a wedding veil… especially made for you by once-a-bride, yours truly.