Post # 1
I have about a month & a half til our wedding. I havent touched my dress since last october, I’m going to try it on this weekend to make sure it fits correctly. But i really want to bussel my dress, but I dont want to pay for it. Is there a cheaper way? I’ll show you the stock photo. (Oh and my dress is VERY heavy!!)
Post # 3
I dont know one but I would say its worth the money, just shop around. My poor SIL couldnt find hers and she had a horrible night trying to dance.
Post # 4
I did my own bustle. Any place I went to wanted $40 per tie up spot. I figured no way. My dress has a lot of pick ups on it (like yours)so what I did was get some double fold bias tape and some plastic rings (used in drapery for roman shades) and I sewed the rings to the inside of the dress up high. One in the center just under my butt and one a little lower on each side of that. Then I sewed about 8″ long tails to the inside of the dress where they needed to go to get the dress up off the floor. I was able to hide most of the stitching in the pickups. I suppose if I had hand sewn them the would blend in more but I wanted them sturdy. I also used a non white bias tape for the ties so they are easy to find in all of that fabric. If you have any questions just ask, I might be able to answer them for you.
Post # 5
I’d suggest turning to Yelp and trying to find a reliable but affordable seamstress who could make a bustle for you.
Post # 6
My first wedding dress was a super heavy dress with a giant train and an embroidered organza overlay. The dressmaker tried to sew think little hooks and eyes to the overlay (like bra hooks, which would have bent, either before or after it ripped the organza.
I ended up doing a 3 point french bustle. I used grosgrain ribbon, 3/4″ if I recall correctly (though you can probably get away with something a bit more narrow). I sewed the three ribbons to the underside layer of the dress. The corresponding three ribbons were sewn to the bottom band of my strapless bra. The dress didn’t fit very well, and again, it was heavy (crappy dressmaker, long story for a different day). This helped to keep the dress up for me, but if your dress fits well, you should be able to sew both sets to the dress. To do the bustle, match the corresponding ribbons and tie them together.
Here is a diy tutorial from WB that has pictures, as well as a more clear description: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/diy-french-bustle-tutorial-lots-of-pics
Post # 7
yeah, like others have already said, shop around or ask friends/family if they can recommend anyone. my bustle is going to cost $45 ($15 per loop). my cousin’s bustle was going to cost her $300! her mom and mother in law ended up doing it for her. i don’t know if they had any idea what they were doing, lol, but it worked!