(Closed) Buck This Fustle! (Bustling problems…)

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
100 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I don’t think the french bustle on your gown looks bad, but if you want a 3 point overbustle, i’m sure you could find anothe seamstress who could do it.  I had one and it was great, easy to do and I didn’t even mind being able to see the 3 buttons, they weren’t really noticiable, my seamstress used little pearls and they kind of blended in with the beading of the dress, and I think with your flowers, it’d hide it quite a bit.  Just look around.  One of the only problems I had with my 3 poin toverbustle was if I sat down, sometimes the bustle would come undone, but it was a real easy quick fix so jus tbe prepared it might come undone, mine came undone like 3 times last night.

Post # 4
1577 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Ugh, I agree wholehearedly with you: the underbustle is not suited to this gown. Find another seamstress for sure.  It’s not hard to sew in the elements for a bustle.

Your dress is gorgeous, don’t think for a minute that it’s not the one for you: it’s beautiful and unique and looks like it was sewn precisely for your body.

Post # 5
3241 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’d find a different seamstress. The French bustle looks ok from the side, but I’m less fond of it from the back.

I’m not a seamstress, but I don’t see why buttons for an overbustle couldn’t be a little bit ‘hidden’ near or under some of the flower details on the dress.

FWIW, I think the dress is fabulous on you! 🙂

Post # 6
49 posts
  • Wedding: May 2013

I agree, a seamstress should be able to do what you request. would you mind messagining me the seamstress you went to? I live in boston and have no idea where to start when it comes to seamstresses for my dress.

Post # 8
15 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

Find other seamstress. I agree with you that the bustles she pin look bad.

Post # 9
1920 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

That bustle definitely does not suit this dress. I would look elsewhere.

Post # 10
765 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

That French bustle does not match your gown at all. I’m sorry you got stuck with a nasty alterations lady. Could you get in contact with the alterations lady you talked to when you bought the dress and see if she can alter it for you? 

Post # 11
228 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Omg, this pisses me off? I had a similar problem in which the seamstress insisted my dress wasn’t loose. When I made an appointment with a different lady she agreed it was way too loose. I feel like some people don’t want to do the work. I would find another lady ASAP. They can defiantly do it. Be strong and tell them what you want.

Post # 12
228 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

And yes, I agree it looks bad that way.

Post # 13
873 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

The bustle does look bad from the back, side is ok. Good Luck!

Post # 15
83 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Any more hints as to who your seamstress was? A city just south of Boston perhaps.

Post # 16
11273 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

the bustle isn’t sitting right.  maybe it’s too high up for a french bustle or not pinned in enough spots.  i can’t see why you can’t do an over bustle.

too bad you didn’t get a pic of how the first lady pinned it.

i’d go to another seamstress to see if they could do an over bustle.

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