Why would some Catholic women in the United States want to wear something like this? A veil is a veil is a veil - nothing wrong with veils, is there Ms. Fatima Burqa-stein? Obviously a good mantilla is hard to find outside of Spain or Italy. Please, please, please wear a scarf or a hat if you think you are obliged to cover your head - but not some Little House On the Prairie home-made doilie-thing like this. A well intentioned blogger is actually giving this away and a priest is actually encouraging women to wear it... They know not what they do.
Picture this: I was at a church in St. Paul for Mass one evening this past winter and noticed a somewhat stout woman I know, wearing what looked like a WWII flight jacket, a long denim skirt, white men's socks and brogues, sporting a cheap black chapel veil similar to the one in the photo. She looked like a mental patient.
Anyway, the woman with the cottage industry who makes these things does lovely work, and she is obviously very well intentioned and devout, so go ahead and buy her stuff, but maybe use the pieces as doilies someplace in your home instead of wearing them. Please do not make Tim Gunn weep.
Really - consider a scarf instead... even if you end up looking like a refugee...