Post # 1
I know there are LOADS of questions out there about Crinolines. I have done some digging back through the other posts.
But I would like to know where you got yours from. And how comfortable they found them.
This is my Dress – Ella by Essence of Australia
I am thinking I am going to need a crinoline. And I have been looking at some of the China ones on ebay. But they don’t give very good examples as to what the layers of the crinoline are. And I really don’t want to spend all day being scratched to pieces by netting.
I really want to to buy my own so that I can dye it. And I don’t want to spend a fortune.
Does anyone have any recommendations, and maybe some piccies?
Post # 3
I haven’t got a crinoline yet, but I plan on it. I’m bumping to see other replies, especially regarding ebay ones. I was looking at one that I was thinking about, but upon closer inspection it really didn’t look like it was put together well (layers looked crooked).
If you do end up getting one that is scratchy, I would think that a thin, normal slip underneath could solve the problem.
Post # 4
I have now bought 3 crinolines 🙂 The first one I bought from Alfred Angelo when I got my dress. Well when it came in I made the mistake of just taking it with me and not trying it on, it wasn’t the full slip like I had tried on with my dress, it was more of an a line, not a ball gown, and they told me there was nothing I could do about it. So I’m going to sell that one on ebay. The second one I bought off ebay, it was a david’s bridal crinoline, it was full enough, but I preferred a drawstring waist (like the one from alfred angelo) to the zipper, the drawstring felt more breathable, the zipper sat higher and felt tighter. So I sold that one on ebay and bought a 3rd, very full drawstring crinoline and I love it. It’s very comfortable and light and definitely full enough for a ball gown.
Post # 5
Thanks for the reply Ladies.
I am still unsure which way to go. I have looked at a few on Ebay, but I really want to dye the one that I purchase, and I note that most of them are polyester.
I did however find this one which states that it is bridal satin, so I am thinking of ordering it and giving it a go. Its only around $40. Its a drawstring, and hoopless. Which is what I was looking for.
I want to dip dye it. So just hang the end of it in the dye and let the die soak up through, making a type of varigated effect. And thinking about doing it in an aqua colour.