Post # 1
this might sound silly, but can I just buy a stand-alone detachable train somewhere? Preferably with lace? And if so, how would it attach – like tie around the waist or somehow clip to the back?
I realize there are dresses out there that come WITH detachable trains, but what if my dress doesn’t have that option?
I don’t like bustles and don’t want to deal with one. So I want my dress to just be regular hemmed at my feet, but would love a train for the walk down the aisle.
Perhaps there’s a way I could get a seamstress to cut off the dress’s existing train and somehow fashion it into a detachable one, but I don’t have a dress yet. how much do you ladies think that could cost and has anyone done it?
Post # 3
@LilDrAnya: I would contact someone on etsy who makes dresses and see if they will make one for you. Or a local seamstress.
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Post # 5
I made my train detachable. This was my dress (the back, with train):
so the seamstress just made that whole section come on and off with snap on button type things. worked great! I took it off for the reception.
Post # 6
That’s really lovely. I love the flowing look.
Post # 7
If you find a dress you love that doesn’t come with that option I suggest you talk to a seamstress and show her a picture to see if she could make it one. I wouldn’t buy it before you talk to a seamstress or are willing to deal with not having a detachable train. I have no idea how much it would cost. You might look into getting a dress without a train and have one added to it.
Normally they are made with buttons and/or snaps. I could see some maybe adding a few simple cross stiches that aren’t noticable and easy to take out. I’ve never heard of any one using the cross stich method and I don’t think I’d be okay with that method. The problem with taking out cross stiches on your wedding day is if you ruin it there is no going back.