(Closed) Getting an illusion train altered?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think you will need to talk to a seamstress.  I’m not sure how you would lengthen the satin underneath and still have continuity in the look.  I love the train on that dress but I see how it makes it look uncomplete. You would probably have to order extra material from the manufacturer so it will match.

Post # 4
4485 posts
Honey bee

You will have to talk to your seamstress since only they can answer this.

Post # 5
143 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I was actually just dealing with this with my seamstress today, except our situation was we were trying to figure out how to bustle it properly with the illusion.  We are shortening the top layer somewhat.   It is definitely possible to shorten the top layer to match the others completely, and a professional tailor could do it easily; I’m sure it would look great!  In my opinion, the picture of your dress doesn’t look ill constructed, but I understand what you’re saying. 

In case you keep the length of the layers and need to figure out the bustle, we felt that the “french bustle” looked the best with this type of train. 

Post # 6
14495 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have an illusion train and have to have mine shortened.  They actually just shorten the front and taper it to the back.  There is no lose of the detail, I was suprised at how well it came out.

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