(Closed) How would you add a train?

posted 10 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What train add-on will work best?
    Add a train under the empire waist : (2 votes)
    40 %
    Add a layer between the top layer and the slip layer that would be longer and create a train : (1 votes)
    20 %
    Cut up the center of the dress and sew a train into the dress : (2 votes)
    40 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2009

    That is a tough one!  Do you want it to be from a substantial fabric, or do you want something lighter?

    I guess I picture your dress with almost a veil-like train.  For that matter, have you considered the option of wearing a cathedral veil with prominent lace detailing on the bottom so that it serves as a train?

    I think there would be a way to do this, but I don’t want to advise anything that would mess up the beautiful lines of your dress.  I guess I’m trying to get around that with light fabrics and or the veil option.

    🙂

    Post # 5
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    241 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2009 - University of Michigan Union

    Don’t cut the dress!!!

    The best thing to do is to make a removable train. You can attach it using white hooks and eyes; this way you will merely have to hand sew white eyes to your dress, and you can remove the train when you like.

    Check out the pictures in this post- sorry they are so small! The train that I restored was detachable. You can see the organza bow- this is where it attached.  

    Sewing I Have Done For Weddings: Dress Restoration and a Little Lace Jacket

    If you are tied up with planning, you may be able to find a seamstress that would make a detachable coordinating train for a good price. 🙂

    Post # 6
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    7081 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I, too, have a detachable train (though it is tulle).  It has a different material as a backing and I haven’t had any trouble with it catching on my beads and crystals (which are at the waist)… of course it’s not like I’m wearing my dress around the house on a daily basis 😉

    Post # 7
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I would take the back of the dress where the band is, and bead it identically to the front (take this to a very experienced costumer or seamstress) and under that beaded part have a train created.  That would look "right" to me.  A lighter material though..shiffony/wispy comes to mind.  Not the same material.  And make sure your veil is the same material as the train..would be gorgeous.  I could see you walking down the aisle with the wind catching your train and veil!

    Post # 8
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    208 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2008

    I’d do a fishtail gusset – IF you can find (or order) matching fabric.

    Post # 9
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    241 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2009 - University of Michigan Union

    I agree with bellenga, you can hide a trai under the beading if you put it in. And the wispy fabric- very pretty! I actually like the look of a train starting from the empire waist in the back. It’s different and lovely!

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