How To Attach Trains To Wedding Dresses

Wedding Dresses | April 15 2010 | by Jenny | 1 Comment

So you’ve bought the wedding dress but you’re not quite satisfied with it and you want to make a couple of alterations just to make it look more suitable on your body figure and complement more your bridal vision and expectations. For example you want to attach a train to the wedding dress and don’t know if you can do it or how you can do it.

Well, if you are a good hand sewer or have a sewer machine you will be able to do whatever you want. We are going to give you a few advices in this matter, you will only have to follow us step by step and complete the look of your dress.

There are many brides out there who are can’t find the perfect wedding dress in a store and don’t have sufficient money to custom made one just for them, so they buy a simple wedding dress hopping that they can make some inspired changes just to obtain a more stunning and beautiful image. This case is available for those brides who buy a dress without a train and a separate train that can be attached afterwards at home or by someone who really knows its business and will not charge you very much.

But if you want to do it yourself we will teach you how to attach trains to wedding dresses without problems. So, here is what you need to do. Firstly you have to get a sewing machine because you will have to sew the train to the dress.

The next step is to buy a matching train – same or complementary fabric, color, style and decoration with the wedding dress so you don’t get a too disparate appearance. After you bought a train that you consider perfect and suitable for your wedding dress, get to work. Align the hems perfectly and be careful with all the seams because they have to be super matching with each other.

After you’ve spread the fabric that is going to be the train of the dress over the working surface you have to measure the train using a tape measure. Use a measured lace fabric length and place it over the train. Make sure that they have similar lengths. Cut the lace just to reach two inches out from the train’s hem. Then all you need to do is to start sewing the lace fabric to the train with the machine using a matching thread.

To make sure that you won’t get it wrong, seam the lace fabric to the hem’s center and start sewing the back of the dress all the way up. If you see any extra flaps of lace sew it to the side seams and hips of your wedding gown. You can also sew a superb matching ribbon to the train bottom by attaching it on the border of the wedding dress train at two inches from the lace’s hem. This is the answer to how you attach trains to wedding dresses in a couple of simple steps. You can alter the wedding dress and attach the train in the same day you are getting married!11

1 Comment

  1. jane

    March 14, 2011 at 8:00 am

    Thank you for these steps. Fortunately I already have a sewing machine and my mom knows how to use it. I want to attach a train not to a dress of mine, but to the dress my mom wore at her own wedding. She kept the dress for so long and fortunately it fits me. I also like her dress a lot, it has a vintage air now and it is pretty simple. I love the sleeves more than anything of this dress. But I like trains and I need to have one for my own wedding. So I thought I would attach a train to my mom’s wedding dress. She will be pleased when I will tell her what I am going to do, as she doesn’t know yet I want to wear her dress.


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