(Closed) Seam down the train of my dress….

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2425 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think with the draping of the skirt, that seam has to be there. Normally you don’t notice seams on the train because they are on the sides of the dress (it’s almost impossible to make a full skirted dress like a wedding dress with no seams), but in your dress, you have all the asymmetrical draping on the side of the dress, so you can’t have the seam there or else it wouldn’t lay right. So the seam is forced further back in the skirt. So no, I don’t think it’s bad workmanship.

That said, I wouldn’t have noticed the seam if you didn’t point it out. I think it’s incorporated pretty organically into the skirt, and really just looks like another draped pleat.

Don’t stress! Your dress looks beautiful!

Post # 4
1043 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Yeah, it’s pretty normal. the dress has to be sewn together somewhere. I don’t think it’s anything to worry about. You can see it on my dress here, and this is still one of my favorite wedding photos.

Post # 5
217 posts
Helper bee


This is such a common mistake by various bridal factories (usually the cheap Chinese ones) – is this an original designer dress?  I would question the bridal salon who sold you this dress – because expensive original designer dresses should NOT make mistakes like this.  And some bridal salons buy replicas from China and try to pass them off as originals – I know it happens!

That seam either needs to be at back center, or on the side.  If it has to be at any other position, then it needs to be covered by a pleat/folding on the back.  The fold covering this seam needs to be tacked to stay in place to hide this seam.

There is also a way to avoid this unnatural seam completely, but it would require a lot of fabrics.  Instead of piecing 2 sheets of fabrics together, several of the pleats/folds on the train need to be cut individually in diagonal direction to maximize each piece’s length, then they are sewn connected with seams, but each seam would be covered by the folding each piece has produced.  This would effectively double/triple the amount of fabrics used on the train because about 50% of fabrics would be left uncut and not usable, but there will be NO vertical seam on the train, instead you will have several hidden & slanted seams that go under and follow each fold, which is much more natural and luxurious – and this is what original designer dresses do!

Post # 6
1094 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Even with you pointing it out, i had to really look for it.  I think you’re going to be so stunning on your day that no one will notice at all.

Post # 7
462 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I honestly think your dress is stunning.

Post # 8
7698 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

You and your dress are gorgeous! I think the poster who explained about the asymmetry was right, there’s really no other spot for the seam. It’s barely noticeable even when looking for it. Your guests will be so enthralled with the beautiful draping, sexy corset lacing, and your glowing smile — I guarantee, noone is going to see that seam! Don’t give it another thought. 🙂

Post # 9
687 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I think your dress looks gorgeous on you! You don’t really notice it. Don’t stress about it, you look great! 

Post # 10
1041 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

You should ask to see the sample at the store that you purchased the dress.  I have photos of me trying on several asymetrical pleated dresses and none of them have a seam that is visible.  The seams were on the side.

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