Wedding White Juliet Cap
I spent the last two days working on this Juliet cap and although it is tedious and a lot of hand sewing, I love the style of Juliet caps and so do many brides. Juliet caps have been around for many years and were the most fashionable in the 1950′s. Now I have brought this style into the modern era, and it can be worn with or without a veil.
A Juliet cap can be worn with any style of hair do. It frames the face and is very flattery.
Here you can see the back without a veil and I styled it so that you can put any veil in your hair and it is shaped to go over it.
The Juliet cap is made from buckram and wired with millinery wire to keep its shape. It fits over the veil as if the two were made together.
I designed the cap body a year ago and was mindful that it needed to fit comfortably and be shaped to allow a veil to be added if a bride desired.
Here you can see how it looks with a short hairstyle and a short veil.
Juliet caps have a very soft look to give your face a lovely frame.
To make this piece, I began attaching flower petals from each of the four lower points, two on each side. With needle and thread I sewed them on, overlapping as I went. Then as I moved up, I joined the two points on each side, and it became a single design and followed up to the top where I formed one central flower.
I sewed two sizes of pearls in the center of the flower and added pearl fronds flowing from the flower.
I hand sewed more pearls up each side towards the flower.
I personally like the short veil with this Juliet cap but it will look wonderful with any length.