Post # 1
Hey bees! What you’re looking at is the train of my mother’s silk wedding gown. It has beautiful, hand-stitched lace details with sequins, pearls, everything. Gorgeous gown altogether.
What I want to do is transform the train of her dress into a veil for myself. Is this possible? Sorry it’s kind of hard to tell from the image.
I have no clue how to do this myself or how to explain it to a seamstress. Any thoughts? Would the silk be too heavy to lay on my head? Haha.
Post # 3
Rather than wear it as a veil, depending on the fabric and style of your dress, you could add it as a train by pleating it at the top and using hook and eyes to hang it from the waist of your dress.
Perhaps a seamstress could attach it to a headpiece, or make a hood from it. Everything really depends on the style of your dress.
Another idea- make a sheer hood and attach the satin at the shoulders.
Post # 4
@julies1949: My dress is all-over cotton lace so that won’t really work!
Post # 5
What about making it a sash or shawl for your dress?
Post # 6
@julies1949: Thanks! Your edit adds other ideas that could work.
@saffy: How could I make it into a sash? I like that idea!
Post # 7
It looks like the lace are appliques? Can you have a seamstress take off the appliques and use them as a trim for a regular veil? Unfortunately, you won’t be able to use the silk fabric part that way. I like the sash idea if you’re not deadset on using the material for a veil!
Post # 8
@arabesque: I’m not dead set. 🙂 The lace pieces are appliques, so I’ve considered this! Do you have any suggestions about how to use this as a sash?
Post # 9
@TogetherThroughLife: Looks like the train has lots of lace appliques that could be removed and you could place them throughout on your veil
I think this would be very pretty kinda scattered throughout the veil!
It also looks like the trim around the edge could be removed and sewn onto a veil to create something like this
You could use them in a sash as well sewn onto some fabric…..depending on how much you have you could even do both!
Post # 10
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
You might be able to have the trim taken off and used to trim a veil. You should talk to a seamstress about options for the sash. You could also use it to wrap your bouquet
Post # 11
Yes, a good seamstress can take the appliques off with no problem. I have a veil shop on etsy and I’ve made several veils from lace from old wedding dresses, old veils and I’ve even made a veil with grandmother’s prized lace tablecloth.
Post # 12
@weddingbound: Thanks for all the pics! Very helpful.
@Golden Ticket: What is the link to your shop? 🙂