Post # 1
What type of bustle will you have for your dress? My seamstress suggested a French bustle to show off the beading on my train, however she said I would need 15 points and she charges $20 a point! Yikes! I can’t afford that, but I want my dress to look nice. What stype bustle are you using and how much is your seamstress charging.
Post # 3
Mine was an American bustle ( I think) it was bustled right beneath my butt on the outside of the dress, and it was $10 a bustle with 9 bustles, so $90 all together
$20 dollars a bustle does seem kind of high to me but I am not sure if the type of bustle makes that much of a difference.
Post # 4
I’m not sure the name of my bustle (sounds American from PPs description), but it cost me $28. My sister used the seamstress for alterations for a wedding she was in and recommended her. The only issue was that I lived out of state and couldn’t be there for her to do it, so it was a bit short in the back- no biggie. I’d keep checking around.
Post # 5
@Sharzan: I had a french bustle, with 11 points. But mine were only $5/bustle, so $20 seems really high to me. (I included an unbustled and bustled picture)
Post # 6
Mine is $10 a point, 6 points. So $60
Post # 7
Thanks everyone! I was thinking $20 per point was high. Thanks for sharing your pictures @mrscali13.
Post # 8
I had a 2 point bustle (the satin underlay hooked to a button underneath and the lace overlay hooked to a button near my waist). I don’t remember the price offhand, but I feel it was on the expensive side due mainly to the area where I live.