After that it was time to construct the outher cap. I cut out a rectangular veil. The length was decided by measuring from one of my shoulders, across my head to the other shoulder. The width was measured from my forehead to the base of my neck.
I then drpaed the veil over the wulsthaube while wearing it, an I tied the veil in the back with a rubber band – like a ponytail.
Then Icarefully took the draped veil off from the wulsthaube to cut off excess fabric.
The shape of the veil turned out like this after cutting:
The veil was hemmed and then I used a hatblock to drape it over the wulsthaube so that I could start decorating the stuchlein with silk ribbon. The ribbons were carefully stitched to the veil.
I did however do the mistake of cutting my veil a bit to short so once the stuchlein was almost done I noticed that it wasn´t coming down as low as I wanted on my forehead. So I added a small frill to save the headwear. 🙂 I have no proof of frills lik this – but it worked to fix my problem.
The whole stuchlein is really easy to put on and it sits really well on the head. I prefer to braid my hair and pin the braids to the back of my head to give the wulsthaube something to support it. It is also a very easy way to get the hair out of the way for putting on the hat.
The outer layer has no ties and needs no pins to stay in place. I just carefully pull it over the wulsthaube and it stays in place. When I wear it with a plain white veil I like to pin the veil to the wulsthaube with 2 or 3 veil pins.