(Closed) Can you add a train to a tulle ball gown?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
1073 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

You will want to talk to a seamstress, but of you want to ass glitter tulle and a train, you could probably have the train be made of glitter tulle. 

Post # 3
1819 posts
Buzzing bee

You could do it. It just depends on what you want it to look like. Once you get your dress, take it to a good, reputable (i.e. recommended or one that has good reviews, can show you their work,etc ) and talk about what you want. Give them enough time to order fabric to compliment your dress, and to sew it in place. Also, before you commit to anything talk money. Find out how much they need as a deposit up front to order fabric, and what kind of payments they need. Also, schedule check points. Like, once the fabric comes in you can go back in, see the fabric choices ( I would recomment talking about ordering at least two options in case one is very different than your dress) and at that point the seamstress can have a mock up of the train made out of a cheaper fabric that you can check shape, lenght, and other details on. Once you approve the fabric and the mock up, they can proceed with making the train for you. 

If this sounds like a long involved process, it is. You shouldn’t just take someones word that they understand what you want. I work in costuming, making all sorts of different things for a living, (this week alone we made wrestiling outfits for 2guys, and 2girls, and 11 outfitss for a guy to wear as a woman for a stage show…interesting to say the least) so trust me when I say you need to build in check points and have the final say in how things look. If the seamstress you go to doesn’t want to do this, find another one. 

You don’t want to pay a bunch of money to end up with a dress/train that you don’t like and have no time to fix it. 

Good luck!

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