This was an unusual project, one of my lovely customers purchased a vintage dress originally worn by Yma Sumac ( a noted Peruvian singer in the 1950s) but the dress was missing its original train. She very much wanted to have a new train made to make the dress even more amazing. So she mailed the dress to me halfway around the world so I could match the color as best as possible. Above is Yma Sumac in black and white. The dress is a silk satin, full tulle train with lame detail. Now we couldn't find any photos or info about the back of the dress but it looked very similar to some of Charles James evening dresses ( the other two images above in color). So that is what i used as my inspiration for finishing the back of the train. I used 15 yards of pink tulle and about 10 yards of pink netting. The Charles James dresses must have about 3-4 times my yardage.
above is just one layer of the netting inside the skirt with a large ruffle along the bottom.