(Closed) Why cant all dresses have train removed?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Sorry I don’t really have an answer, just wanted to bump this up for you, but I would have thought pretty much any dress could have the train removed.

Maybe call an alterations shop and ask them?

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I don’t have an answer either, but I think I’d ask some seamstresses.  They really can work miracles and can do almost anything.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I ask the same question to the first place I went to try dresses! They said because that is not what is in right now!!! They still make them but there arent alot of them out there!! Just a few!

 

Maggie Sottero has a few if you are interested!!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

it could be a cost / amount of work thing. i am short and the store offered to make the extra length into a little train in the back. i presume they can do the same with a train – cut it off so it’s even lengthed. but there might be additional trimming, etc especially if beadwork is involved.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Sorry if this is a silly question, but do you mean dresses that have a removable train, so you can wear it for the ceremony and then detach it for the reception and not have to bustle it?  Or do you mean shortening the train so you don’t have one at all?

Chances are, if the dress has a lace border, it would be really difficult to match up the lace when you chop off the train.  It could be done but would probably be an expensive alteration.  If you’re talking about making the train removable, the problem would be that you’d need two lace borders (one for the shortened dress and one for the rest of the train) and the dress wouldn’t come with that much lace.  It might look a little odd to have a lace stripe when the long train is on, too.

I would think either alteration would be possible with a plainer skirt, though…

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

i dont understand why you are being told you cant remove the train. its about removing excess fabric so it can be done.

 

 

Post # 9
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Honey bee

I agree with Eloping. There is no reason that can’t be done if the seamstress is worth their salt.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

A good seamstress can even move up a bead or lace border, let alone simply cut off extra fabric. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

maybe that shop can’t remove the train but the other ladies who’ve commented are right – it’s all about getting rid of extra fabric, which any good seamstress can do!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Ah, in that case it shouldn’t be a problem.  You could find someone other than the seamstress at the dress shop to do it.  Like I said, a lace dress will take more work, but it’s essentially just hemming the dress (albeit a lot more than normal) so any good seamstress should be able to do it.  Good luck!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

ive been thinking about this (still) and still believe that a train can be removed. my only concern might be the skirt might not be as full after the alteration because they might resew the rear seam of the skirt/dress. if you notice less fullness then crinoline should poof it back up again

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