My very first birdcage veil – finished!


So today I opened up my parcel from MacCulloch & Wallis and set about making my own birdcage veil.

Making my first ever birdcage veil

I had a metre long piece of merry widow netting, 9 inches wide. I needed to make two veils so I cut it in half. Now thinking about it I should have really checked out what other sites suggested for Continue reading

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Finding out how to make a birdcage veil


Rita Hayworth

As I mentioned in my last post I will be making a birdcage veil for a 1940’s look. I spent quite a lot of time looking for a good online haberdashery that sold not only items to make the veil but also quality shoulder pads as well.

In the end I chose to use MacCulloch & Wallis who have a great range of millinery  items including Continue reading

Vintage inspired look – the forties


Veronica Lake

So I am currently putting together a vintage inspired 1940’s look for Secret Cinema (shush…don’t tell anyone) and I have found finding the right dress a bit of a exhausting task. There are several great vintage shops online but most cater for Continue reading