Last night, when my husband and cat were asleep, I went back to the D-shaped veil project and attempted to make more progress.
Progress was slow in coming. I kept having a hard time seeing where to put the needle in for the best results. Despite that, I managed to sew another 3 inches or so...
And then I realized that I was sewing the hem on the wrong side. That is, I was working the hem toward the front side--where everything would be visible when the veil was in wear. And I had quite a few stitches (maybe 10-12 to the inch) to undo.
So I undid the stitches, and started all over again. This time, I decided that learning how to do a rolled hem was not in the cards this time. Or, at least, it was not in the cards with this fabric. Instead, I did a tiny double-folded hem (a bit like the one on St. Louis's shirt, a 13th century CE linen tunic) and whip-stitched the bottom edge to the base fabric with tiny stitches with my matching gray thread. This is coming out so much better! Now about 8 inches of it are done.
We'll see how I feel about this decision when I reach the curved part of the veil, though!*