Sewing Patterns, Pattern Review, Sewing Classes, Sewing Machines and Sewing Machine Reviews!
Platinum Sponsor: Stylish Fabric
Over 20,000 of high quality reorderable fabric

[SIGNUP - FREE Membership & 1 FREE Sewing Lesson ]
[Sewing Classes|Shopping Bag Your Shopping Bag|Login|Help]
Sewing Review and Pattern Reviews Sewing Knowledge Base Sewing Patterns Sewing Classes & Sewing Lessons Sewing Machine & Embroidery Machinery Sewing Message Boards Sewing merchants Blog Help/FAQ About Pattern Review
Enter your e-mail address:




Advanced Search
Tags
New to PR?
Sewing Machines
Compare Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine & Serger Reviews
Embroidery Machines
Sewing Reviews
Sewing Patterns
Review Gallery
Sewing Books
Sewing Supplies
Sewing Websites
Sewing Stores
Sewing Class Reviews
Sewing Expo Reviews
Sewing Tips & Techniques
Sewing Podcasts
NEW!Fabric Glossary
Sewing Review Requests Add a Review Request
Your Account
Edit Profile
My Page
Favorites
Wish List
Pattern Catalog
Notifications
Friends of PR
Join Friends of PR
Find a member
Deal Corner
Photo Album
Calendar
Chat Room
Chat Schedule
Chat Transcripts
Sewing Classifieds
Add a Classified
Sewing Contests
enter contest
contest report
contest gallery
Favorite Links
reviews with comments
merchant gallery
article archive
newsletter archive
Craft Resources
contact info
shipping rates
returns & refunds
testimonials

Platinum Sponsor - Stylish Fabric
Stylish Fabric
You are not logged in. Login here.



Message Board > Bridal and Formalwear Sewing > where to get hook & eye to bustle wedding dress train ( Moderated by MissCelie)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
where to get hook & eye to bustle wedding dress train
nitsel
nitsel  Friend of PR
Intermediate
AR
Member since 12/25/11
Posts: 147
Login to reply to this post

Date: 3/13/13 10:41 PM

Does anyone know where I can order a hook & eye to use to bustle (hook up) the train on a wedding dress? I hear good reports on Wawak, but you have to order 144 sets (144?!!-LOL). I'd probably order 6 or 8, but I only need one set right now. It needs to be sturdy enough to hold a fairly heavy train.

carry
carry
Member since 10/26/07
Posts: 304
Login to reply to this post

Date: 3/14/13 0:20 AM

I've used a small fur closure hook but it was hidden under a lace motif that I left unsewn to the fabric at that spot.

nitsel
nitsel  Friend of PR
Intermediate
AR
Member since 12/25/11
Posts: 147
Login to reply to this post

In reply to carry <<


Date: 3/14/13 10:11 AM

That's a good idea, but on this dress, there aren't any "extras" that I could hide the hook or eye under, just all-over lace with no pleats or extra lace motifs. I've found fur hooks but only in black and brown. I'm hoping someone can point me to a source for white ones. She wants the train fastened to the outside of the dress, which eliminates using ribbon ties.

Pamela R
star
Pamela R  Friend of PR
Expert/Couture
ON CANADA
Member since 6/22/07
Posts: 526
Login to reply to this post

thumbsup 2 members like this.
Date: 3/14/13 11:22 AM

I have left a button hole size hole in the center back seam to put the ribbons or other fastener through when the time comes, and that way everything is inside until then.

All of the gowns that I have bustled, I have used the largest silver hooks readily available, and sewn them on with upolstery thread. I also made thread loops.
I have never had a problem, except sometimes the attendants cannot find the attatchments, so now I put a small bit of embroidery cotton in a pastel colour on the wrong side of the skirt, were the attachments are, so they can check on the right side. Sounds a bit odd, but it works....This was done after I was at one of the weddings, and they had to call me to help. What I saw when I arrive was 2 bridesmaids under the dress and one on top...THEY HAD A FLASHLIGHT!!!!

Kathi R
star
Kathi R  Friend of PR
Intermediate
CA USA
Member since 2/28/05
Posts: 2096
PR Weekend Volunteer

Going to PR Weekend Austin!
Login to reply to this post

In reply to nitsel <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 3/14/13 2:04 PM

I have some white fur hooks .... PM me your address and I'll stick 2 sets in the mail to you. I can't remember where I found them, I'm sure I ordered on line.

------
2012 : starting stash 386, net additions 206, used 164, ending stash 428...I'm never going to get in front of this pile of fabric!

diane s
star
diane s  Friend of PR
Intermediate
OR USA
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 4529
Login to reply to this post

In reply to nitsel <<


Date: 3/15/13 1:46 PM

Quote: nitsel
That's a good idea, but on this dress, there aren't any "extras" that I could hide the hook or eye under, just all-over lace with no pleats or extra lace motifs. I've found fur hooks but only in black and brown. I'm hoping someone can point me to a source for white ones. She wants the train fastened to the outside of the dress, which eliminates using ribbon ties.

I did a short train this method and I used satin covered button and made thread crochet loops from buttonhole twist. The buttons were on a card at Joanns.

------
My grandmother taught me to sew when I was 10, and I've been sewing ever since.

fabrictherapy
fabrictherapy  Friend of PR
Advanced
GA USA
Member since 12/22/10
Posts: 337
Login to reply to this post

In reply to diane s <<


Date: 3/15/13 1:49 PM

I also use the buttons and the crochet thread loops, with an applique ontop to "hide" the loop.

nitsel
nitsel  Friend of PR
Intermediate
AR
Member since 12/25/11
Posts: 147
Login to reply to this post

thumbsup 1 member likes this.
Date: 3/15/13 11:20 PM

Thanks for all the replies, and special thanks to Kathi R for your kind offer! I have painted a large silver hook with white nail polish and plan to use a thread loop to hook it on to.
Extra note: The two wedding dresses that I'm altering right now are both all-over lace and are NOT strapless! One has wide lace bands over the shoulders and the other has a halter neck. The prom dress I worked on last week also had straps. I hope this means that strapless dresses are on the way out-they're hard to fit in the bodice and really aren't flattering on most girls. (IMHO, but I'm old, so what do I know about style? LOL)

carry
carry
Member since 10/26/07
Posts: 304
Login to reply to this post

In reply to nitsel <<


Date: 3/15/13 11:54 PM

I know... We had a long discussion elsewhere on how much the new non-strapless styles were appreciated and how long we had waited for the demise of all the,boobage and spillage.There really is nothing more flattering than a beautiful neckline,graceful sleeves. LOL about the bridesmaids with flashlights!

nitsel
nitsel  Friend of PR
Intermediate
AR
Member since 12/25/11
Posts: 147
Login to reply to this post

In reply to Pamela R <<


Date: 3/16/13 8:14 PM

How funny! I guess you got them straightened out, after you stopped laughing? Marking where the attachments are on the wrong side is a good idea! I probably need to do that too.

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Bridal and Formalwear Sewing >> where to get hook & eye to bustle wedding dress train

Merchants on PR
Gwyn Hug
Fabric Shopping Help!
Deals!
Lanetzliving Vintage Sewing Patterns
Vintage Sewing Patterns
Deals!
Style Arc sewing dress patterns
Patterns That Fit
Web site
Victoria Jones Collection
Timeless Hawaiian styles
Web site
So Vintage Patterns
Thank You for Joining!
Deals!

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Online Sewing Classes
Serging Ahead with your 5 Thread Serger
Fee: $29.00
(Regular $49.00)
Serging Ahead with your 5 Thread Serger

Online Sewing Classes
Clone Your Favorite Garment
Fee: $19.99
(Regular $49.00)
Clone Your Favorite Garment

McCall's 6355
photo
Review by Rustybobn on 12/7/11
Read Review

Favorite Things Blossoms & Bloomers Pattern
Favorite Things Blossoms & Bloomers Pattern

Details
Price: $14.00
Add to Bag Add to Bag

J Stern Designs Womens Jeans Pattern
J Stern Designs Womens Jeans Pattern

Details
Price: $20.00
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Oliver + S Apple-Picking Dress Digital Pattern (Size 5-12)
Oliver + S Apple-Picking Dress Digital Pattern (Size 5-12)

Details
Price: $15.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Peek-A Boo Avery Jacket Digital Pattern ( Size 3 mo -8 years )
Peek-A Boo Avery Jacket Digital Pattern ( Size 3 mo -8 years )

Details
Price: $7.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

KnipMode Magazine 08-2010-03 Blouse
photo
Review by treefrog on 10/24/11
Read Review

Vogue 8824 Pattern ( Size XSM-SML-MED )
Vogue 8824 Pattern ( Size XSM-SML-MED )

Details
Price: $22.50
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Oliver + S Music Box Jumper Pattern ( Size 5-12 )
Oliver + S Music Box Jumper Pattern ( Size 5-12 )

Details
Price: $15.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Subscribe to PR Message Board Feed Subscribe to the PR Message Board Feed Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe at NewsGator Online Subscribe at Bloglines Add to MyMSN