Post # 1
I have a question for all you lovely bees who have had experience picking out your petticoat/crinoline/slip/etc. My dress has a VERY low back, so the usual crinoline won’t work as it will come up too high. I have wanted to dye my crinoline for forever and ever, but now it seems that my options are limited.
A zipper crinoline is out since it’d be so high up the back. My seamstress mentioned just sewing the extra tulle into the gown itself, but then it’d be permanently that size and I couldn’t have my pop of color. She said we could also maybe get a drawstring one and try to figure out how to alter it. I was wondering why I couldn’t buy a drawstring one, but remove the fabric/drawstring area and use a wide elastic band to fit it (sort of like those maternity bands, except much lower on the hips/bum). Would this work?
Any and all ideas and advice are welcome. I’d love to try to find a way to make it work, or whether I should just come to terms with having the tulle added into the dress. Thanks!!
Post # 3
Your best option would be to have the extra tulle added to the inside of the gown. You could have your seamstress use a basting stitch instead of a regular stitch. That way it would be easier for you to remove after the wedding. Using elastic for the waist/hip/bum band may cause the crinoline to ride up and show above the line of your gown. The drawstring option may work; however, I would be worried about it slipping off of your hips, if you plan to dance and/or move around a lot. A drawstring typically needs something to hold it up; ie., your hips because it will loosen with wear.
EDIT: I just thought of something. Your seamstress may be able to attach snaps and/or hooks to the inside of your dress and/or crinoline to hold the crinoline in place. That would make it even easier to remove and you would be able to remove it and dye it, if that is what you want to do.
Post # 4
i don’t have any words of wisdom but i just want to say that your thread title made me laugh 🙂
Post # 5
@noritake22: Thank you! I was sort of bumming at first that I’d have to resort to just having the ‘fluff’ sewn in, but maybe the straps/snaps would be something that may work!
Any bees with other info or ideas, I’m happy to hear them 🙂
Post # 6
you could have the tulle added to your dress, and if you want a pop of colour……just use that colour tulle.
Post # 7
@indibee: amazon.com has drawstring petticoats for $20 or so.