Post # 1
Hello All Bees,
I have come today with a query. I have just received my wedding dress and am quite happy with it however having asked for a floor length dress, I have now changed my mind and actually would like a bit of a train ( I know, i know, undecisive bride!) added on to make it look a bit more regal. My dress maker has already informed me that he is unable to do anything about it and was wondering if you ladies knew any sites/tailors online that may provide this service?
It is a simple chiffon skirt and hence requires only the simplest chiffon train adding to ti. I would have thought it is a fairly simple process? I am unable to find anyone in my town to do this as I live in a part of the world where white wedding gowns are not traditional or easily found. (hence having to order a dress online to begin with). Anyway, do let me know if you know of or have used any dress makers/tailors/designers that can process such an order online and ship out a detachable wedding train.
Any words of advice from someone who has similarly added a train to their pre exisiting dress are also welcome. Things like- how did your dress look in teh end, was the train detachable or was it sown in? etc etc . Thank you 🙂
On an unrelated note, does anyone have any experience with Light In The Box? This is where I am considering ordering my back up wedding dress from if this train idea fails.
Post # 2
kimi2490: What kind of train are you envisioning and what does your dress look like? There are a few things to consider such as the material of your dress (chiffon is quite delicate and you’ll need something to hook the train onto without damaging the fabric) and whether you want the train to look *exactly* like your skirt fabric. The second option will probably be very difficult to achieve unless you can get extra fabric from the same supplier. One thing you could do though is make the train out of a different material and just use it as a design element. There are designers who have done this for example:<br />http://amsale.com/bridal/#jane<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
Post # 3
Pixel8: Thank you for your repsonse. Yeah I understand about the material compatibility . You make good points.
Would you know any designers that do provide this service online? Of a detachable train? The Amsale website you just sent me seems to only sell in stores. I need someone who could do it online.
Thanks again 🙂 x x x
Post # 4
kimi2490: Hmmmm, I don’t know any online dressmakers who would take on the project. You could try etsy.com but at some point you’ll either need to send the dress to them or have a local dressmaker attach it. I’d try local dressmakers first. Otherwise, can you sew or know someone who can sew? It’s probably something I’d DIY as it’d be quite simple for someone whose a relatively good sewer (i.e. has made a dress before and/or is comfortable with draping patterns).