I am going to be making my wedding dress from an OOP Vogue pattern (2290) The skirt is slender, bias-cut, with a slight train (of the kind seen in current patterns 2801, 2774). My question is, with a short train like this, how should I handle bustling or holding up the train? I might lengthen it the train slightly, but by no means I do want anything nearing 10 yards of abundance! I’m also not going to be having any or ribbon detailing in which to hide little hooks and such…
We are probably getting married in November on a transaltantic crossing… and I don’t want a cute little train made from some pricey fabric (possibly cut or burnout velvet) getting soiled from jaunts on the deck! I’m just now starting the muslin to get everything perfect… so any ideas can be tried out there.
Any thoughts on good fabric houses would be nice to… although I’m also setting up an appointment with the best local fabric store I know (Denver Fabrics) to see what they might be able to special order for me.