Detachable Train Wedding Dress – Choose or make the wedding dress. Keep in mind when looking at pre-made dresses or patterns to make a dress that the best candidates for detachable trains are those that have some sort of detail at the waist. This is so the hook and eye closures will not be seen when the train is taken off. This detail doesn’t necessarily mean that the bodice and skirt of the dress are seamed together, just that there’s some detail on the back of the dress.
If the dress is being made at home, that makes things simpler, since it’s easy to customize during sewing. Line the train with a fabric that will glide well over the floor. If possible, use fabric that matches the outer part of the train. That way, nobody will notice if the train turns over on itself a bit. To help give the train structure, consider using piping along its edge where it’s seemed to the lining.
Detachable Train Wedding Dress
Sew the hook and eye fasteners into place. Start with one at each side and one in the middle. Keep adding fasteners in the middle of the remaining sections until there are enough to hold up the train without pulling on the dress too much. In this case, more is better. If the train is still putting too much stress on the fabric of the dress, add a waistline stay to the inside of the dress. This will give the train something more rigid to hold on to.
Embellish the train as desired. The idea here is to make it look like part of the original dress and not like a detachable piece. This is an excellent place on which to have custom touches. When Sarah Ferguson married Prince Andrew, she had the letter ‘A’ in seed pearls sewn on her detachable train.