Post your side-swept train bustles please :)

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

@ju5tdance:  My dress looks similar to that where it is side-swept. The alterations lady showed me different ways the day I looked at dresses because I had stated I didn’t even really want a train (it actually costs more to cut it off than keep it and bustle it) because I dont’ want it dragging on gross stuff and whatnot. I’m going to be keeping it for the ceremony and pictures, but instantly after I want it bustled. I really like the one she showed me that she called the “ballgown bustle” which is where they put a ribbon/string to tie the train under the dress and it looks like it is hemmed up then and like it didn’t even have a train. I don’t want one where it’s all ruffly in the back because I personally didn’t feel it fit with the dress style that well.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Sooo, this isn’t a wedding dress but if it were white, it could be!  I did a permanent bustle for a girl for her marine corps ball gown that had a train.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@ju5tdance:  I would just say you want a side swept bustle playing off the direction of your pleats.  You can bring that picture with you for a reference.  Just so you know, you’ll have a few buttons going down the right side of your train which is where the bustle loops will hook onto. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t know if I have a pic of the back of my dress and my computer is quite dead right now. If I remember later (I do have the WORST preggo brain ever) I look and post some. 

Im commenting to try to remember. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@idoalterations:  great work!  Is this something something could be done by most seamstresses?

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2013

The back of my dress looks very similar to yours when it’s not bustled

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@yehyehgirl:  Any seamstress that commonly works on wedding dresses should be able to do this.  But a regular seamstress who only works on casual clothes, maybe not.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

What you are looking for is a ballroom bustle. This is how I wanted mine, too. But when I went in for my fitting and bustle, the seamstress did something else and I actually fell in love with it! My particular dress has a sort of bubble hem, so the ballroom bustle looked funny on mine.

Here is mine, the bustle picis side-ish shot but it looks the same all the around:

 

 

And here is a post about the ballroom or she calls it a train flip:

http://rabitstew.wordpress.com/tag/train-flip-bustle/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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