(Closed) Alterations giving me cold feet!

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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2634 posts
Sugar bee

Can you get a second opinion?  Try another seamstress.

Post # 4
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179 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Whatever you do, don’t let her cut the tulle off! It might seem like the only option right now, but I think this will seriously harm the effect of the gown. Then rather than a stunning gown which will be awkward to semi-bustle, you will have a weird looking ‘trimmed’ version, which won’t look as good as you want it to. If you’re going to get a second dress (i.e. JA) why not wear the Megan for the ceremony (un-mutilated) and the JA for the reception? Personally I would leave it semi-bustled, you’re never going to wear the dress again anyway, so what if it tears a little and gets dirty?

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I would get a second opinion. I wouldn’t want to cut off the tulle. There has to be a way to bustle it without cutting anything off.

P.S. I really like the dress that you have. I think you should keep it.

Post # 8
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5390 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Maybe have the top layer of the bustle go up closer to your butt to create more lift.

I think you should still go somewhere else to see what they suggest.

Post # 10
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1580 posts
Bumble bee

Well out of those three dresses, I really think you went with the right one. To put things into perspective- the most important part of the day (ceremony) you will not be bustled. You will not be bustled for 90% of the full-body pictures.

I have no experience with sewing or bustles, but would it be an option to fold the bottom layer under, like a bubble hem, and flatten it so it is not all bunched up? I think the bubble hem would look really good with the “bubbles” already on the back of the dress. Then if you needed to you could bustle up the other layers a little bit like a normal bustle.

Post # 12
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73 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I totally agree with PPs that you shouldn’t cut off the tulle!  There has to be a way to bustle it without cutting it off.  Has anyone else on here bustled theirs?  Or would it even be possible to call the company and ask for advice?

And I would say, based on your previous posts on other threads, that you obviously love the dress and chose the right one for you.  And it looks great on you.  So don’t feel bad that this isn’t working out exactly like you’d hoped.  I’m sure you’ll be able to find some way to bustle it that works.

Post # 14
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2066 posts
Buzzing bee

Get a second opinion from another alterations person.  Maybe another alterations person has more innovative ideas for you.

Post # 15
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454 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Can the seamstress alter the dress so that the tulle is removable?  So you can have it for the train for the ceremony but just velcro it off for the reception?  It looks like then the bottom part of the saitn layer would then lay flatter and you would just have to bustle the bottom part of the satin?

Post # 16
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454 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

The dress is gorgeous, by the way 🙂

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