Post # 1
I really love the dress I am going to buy, AA Cindrella 205. I even love the train for the ceremony itself, but its attached…and I don’t want to keep it on for the reception. it is really long and heavy.
Do you think I could have the seamstress cut it off and then have the train made into a detachable train? Would this stick out of the back of the dress, once removed? Or do you think I should just cut it off? All opinions welcomed and appreciated.
Post # 3
can it be bustled? I love your dress. Please post pictures of it when you get it!
Post # 4
Whats wrong with a bustle?
Post # 5
I could but its tulle and not the easiest material to bustle…not to mention, that won’t eliminate the weight issue. I really like the glitter in the skirt / train though and I think it would look awesome, if I can keep it.
Thank you…this is my dream dress. I have loved it, since it came out. I can’t wait to get it and wear it! 🙂
Post # 6
I say cut it off! I don’t like bustles in general, but I think that dress would have a particularly bad bustle. I love detachable trains, but I don’t know if it would work for that particular dress. And since your wedding is in Oahu, I’m guessing it will be outside, so trainless would be more appropriate anyway.
Post # 7
I have a similar all tulle skirt on my dress and the train was going to need approx 15 bustles because of how soft and delicate the tulle is. I also wasnt liking the look of a big tulle lump on the back that interrupted the flow of the dress. I decided to get mine cut off- it should cost less than the bustle and be prettier imo.
As for a detachable train, I dont feel that it would give you the same perfectly smooth gliding, glittery look that the train currently has. But talk to whomever is taking care of your alterations, maybe they will have another suggestion for you.
Think it over, look for pictures, make sure you wont miss the train if it is chopped as once its cut there is no going back.
Post # 8
I would assume there would be a pretty obvious seam if you did that?
Post # 9
I may just cut it off completely, I just need to discuss it with my seamstress. Cutting it off will not be an issue. Cutting the train off and making it detachable train seems just to be a hook and eye closure on the dress.
Post # 10
When you buy the dress, have the store ask the manufacturer to make it floor length from the start. Some do this at low or little cost, and it might save you money on alterations.
Then, buy extra material directly from the manufacturer, according to how much your seamstress needs – then have him/her make a detachable train for you out of the same material as the dress!