Post # 1
I have no idea how to bustle my dress. I have a plain chiffon dress (well, some sort of fabric with a chiffon overlay). I know how I want it bustled, but I don’t know HOW to do it. My grandma will be doing it (and the hemming it needs), because it does not need any alterations other than that and there’s no reason to go find/pay a seamstress to do those two simple things (and yes, I’d have to find one, as my bridal salon doesn’t do alterations).
So. Here’s my dress.
Not much of a train, and actually, I’m not even sure if it will need to be bustled. I do not have the dress in my possession (the bridal salon is keeping it and discouraged my taking it?), and I would have to make an appointment to go down there and try it on again. The consultant mentioned bustling, but not in any sort of detail.
So here’s what I’m thinking:
Some sort of overbustle? A low three point, since it’ll distribute the weight of the fabric more evenly? One point?
I do not, under any circumstances, want an underbustle. I don’t like how they look.
Post # 3
I had a similar style dress (chiffon overlay, DB V9743), and my bustle ended up pretty complicated actually. What they did on mine was bustle the chiffon separately. The under-fabric had a three point bustle with snaps (but not an underbustle), and the chiffon had 5 with hooks and loops. However, at least part of that was because of the lace going down the back of the train – you may be able to do something simpler and get away with three points on the chiffon.
Post # 4
I almost went with a chiffon gown and the seamstress/shop owner was planning on doing a 3-point overbustle. The gown had a chapel length train though so I don’t know if that makes a difference.
Personally, I’m just going to have my train chopped. I’m having a short and informal ceremony and I do not want to deal with a bustle, so having the train isn’t worth it to me.
ETA: I love your dress. It looks amazing on you.
Post # 5
@hyperJulie: That is a really good idea, too. Chopping it might be easier.
And thank you 🙂
Post # 6
I wouldnt even bother with your dress! Its beautiful and I dont think it would get in the way too much
Post # 7
I don’t think you need one.
Post # 8
This site tells you how to do them basically…the Austrian one is done by create a tube along the back seam line and putting ribbon in it so you can pull it like you would blinds
Post # 9
I doesnt look like you may need one.
BTW… Your dress is beautuful and elegant!
Post # 10
I had a chiffon dress and had a French bustle on the lining and a 3-point American bustle on the chiffon. This allowed the chiffon to still have some flow and movement without making the bustle heavy enough to damage the fabric. I think it worked out beautifully; you could hardly even tell it was bustled!
Post # 11
LOVE your dress – not to thread-jack, but could you please post the maker and style? This is just what my daughter’s been looking for!
Post # 12
Love your dress! My dress was chiffon, too, and I had a 5 point overbustle I believe. Here’s the best picture I have of it.
Post # 13
@TexasAggieMom: It’s Venus Bridals Pallas Athena AF086 🙂
Post # 14
@vorpalette: I have no idea but that dress is SO lovely! yay you!
Post # 15
@vorpalette: Thanks so much – LOVE it!