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I thought thought that I would share with you how I put on my veil and wimple, my modern me have short hair, bangs and piercings, very non medieval of me.

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I start of by braiding the front part of my hair, I try to pull the braids forward a bit, that makes them look better later on.

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One braid on each side, at my temples.

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The last hair I pull back, as you can see there is not really that much hair, I wish I had long hair, but I am far to lazy to wait for it to grow out so I crop my hair every autumn, so in summer it is slightly longer than in these pictures.

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Then it is time for the St. Birgitta’s cap, this is the best thing ever as you use it to pin everything on.

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Stuff the bangs inside.

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The St. Birgitta’s cap have long ties that you cross in the back.

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And then cross in the front and put over the back of your head.

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When I wear my St. Birgitta’s cap in the way that it sits best on my head, I feel that it sits to far back on the head to look good with my frilled veils. So I have finished of a piece of linen fabric with the dimensions 44*8 cm.

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I make a small pleat in each end.

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Then I pin it to my cap.

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Here you see that I have pulled the braids to the front, this makes sure that they are visible when the wimple comes on.

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Then I take my wimple, it is 115*50 cm and is hemmed with a thin double folded hem.

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I put the wimple under my chin.

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I pin it onto my St. Birgitta’s cap, not on top of my head but a bit to the back of my head and I pull it tightly around my chin. I usually have to make it tighter during the day as the linen stretches a bit with the moist and heat from my body.

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I fix the back so that it hangs nicely, I sometimes put a pin there especially when it is a windy day.

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I put some pins in the neckline to, to keep it in place.

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I put them in like this.

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It makes the pins almost invisible, the only thing visible is a small dot and you can see in the circle.

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Then I put the braids inside the wimple and put a pin through the braid to keep it in place.

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Like this.

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Then I pull out the pretty pins. I always loose my pins that are in my wimple and neckline so there I use ordinary pins and they are never visible. But for the visible pins I use these nice ones from Medeltidsmode.

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Then I take my veil, It is a full circle veil that is 91 cm in diameter, I folded in 25 cm and then I have attached my simple frilled veil to it.

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I put the veil on my head.

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Adjust it to sit nicely.

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Then I put a pin on top of my head, making sure to catch all the layers including the St. Birgitta’s cap.

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Then I pin the veil to the wimple.

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Like this.

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The pin on top of my head.

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And that is it, I remove my lip piercing and the transformation is finished, now there is no bangs, no piercings visible and the short hair looks like trendy braids.