Alterations Question – when to bustle?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
2675 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

MsGinkgo:  I just went for my alterations on Saturday. They pinned my hem, put cups in to sew into my dress since every bra I tried would peek out from my dress, and they’re also taking it in about an inch under my bust. That’s it for now. The bustle will be figured out at my second fitting. She said she always likes to hem first, then do the bustle.

Post # 3
1110 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Hem first, then worry about a bustle.

Post # 4
6171 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013


MsGinkgo:  i’m trying to remember my fittings.  i’m 5 feet tall, and definately needed the hem shortened.  i’m pretty sure they did the bustle at the first fitting.  but they didn’t hem the train, only hemmed the front. 

i’m sure where ever you are going know what they are doing with wedding dresses.

Post # 5
1670 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

At my first fitting, we pinned for the hem and decided on the bustle. My second fitting is Thursday morning, I am so excited! 

My dress needed a lot of work though. I’m a size 2 bridal and we had to order an 8 to get the waist long enough (I am SUPER long waisted) so everything on the dress has to come in a lot. 

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