(Closed) I have a tulle ballgown, can I..

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
469 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Well personally I don’t know much about dresses or alterations, but I know my alterations lady has worked magic on my dress. She can do just about anything for a price! That being said if you can find a good alterations person it should be an easy task I would think! Or you could just have some sparkles added to the tool that is already there probably! Good luck!!!


Post # 4
6222 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I would just spray it with glitter hairspray lol

Post # 5
2363 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

@MeiFrancis:  Actually, I could second this… the seamstress that I took my tulle dress to said that if I wanted subtle sparkle in the skirt, they make that spray adhesive for fabric, and you can lightly sprinkle glitter onto it!

She did an AMAZING job with my gown, I trust her lol.

Post # 6
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I would look into the option of adding sparkle straight to the skirt itself. Adding another layer of tulle may end up doing some weird things to the part where the skirt is attached to the bodice. You don’t want to risk any weird bunching or things not laying totally smooth. 

Post # 7
29 posts
  • Wedding: November 2012

Seamstress speaking here…

If you want your seamstress to sew sparkly tull on top of the dress, She should be able to do it, but it may be a pricey fix, since she will need to separate the bodice from the skirt to lay in in smoothly.  If you decide to use spray glitter on the skirt, just beware that it may rub off onto everything else you touch or get near that day 🙂 Tulle isn’t a porous fabric, its like soft plastic, so imagine glitter on your bodice, in your hair, on your grooms tux, on your bridesmaids dresses, on anyone you hug that day.  

Possibly using a clear spray fixative or sealer over the giltter spray will help this, but definitely test all these steps on a spare piece of tulle before trying it on your skirt 🙂  Try to get something thats the same density as your skirt, and try rubbing it on darker fabrics as a tester.  try getting it wet, Try anything you think might happen to your skirt  – having candles? see if it catches fire quicker. I’m serious. You want to know these things BEFORE you make permanant changes to your dress.  For that matter, try this stuff (the rubbing off especially) with pre-sparkled tulle before you have it sewn on. 

Its not impossible by any means… just something you want to be careful with!

Hope this helps!

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