(Closed) Got my dress Fitting! Love my dress, but it needs some work!

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I think taking in the sides of the top will do the trick

Your dress is beautiful, but in my opinion, you should look at having the bustle done differently.  I don’t think it shows off the ruffles on the back of your dress as well as it possibly could.

My suggestion would be to ask you seamstress to do a multi-point bustle along the side of the dress picking each layer up so that the back ruffles resemble the front.  Any additional fabric she should be able to do with an underbustle to get it off the floor.

If you love the bustle the way it is, keep it. I just wanted you to have my honest opinion.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

you know you didn’t ask about the bustle, but i think the “pointy” part is a bit high? also, i think your dress will look really nice with a french (under) bustle.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I wouldn’t worry about the top. It doesn’t look bad, and like mcnetn3 said, taking in the sides a bit at the top should make it look better.

And I don’t think the current bustle looks bad, but I also have a ruffly dress and think there might be other options that show off the ruffles more. But I haven’t had my fittings yet, so I think the bustle is just trial and error with your seamstress to see what you like best. Don’t worry, you’ll look great!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

You look beautiful!! Can I ask what dress that is? It’s stunning! I agree with the other ladies about the top.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

You look gorgeous.  The only thing that caught my eye was the bustle placement- too high, as others mentioned.  But you look beautiful.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Gorgeous!!!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Beautiful!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

No matter what, you look beautiful. 

I just wanted to offer my advice. My friend just got married and her dress had lots of ruffles on the bottom and I went with her for her alterations and the seamstress was a bustling god.  I went through her books and saw how great the back of dresses can look when seamstresses do more than just a one point over bustle.  Some dresses look best that way if there is special detailing along the edge of the train, but all the dresses with ruffles she bustled each layer a little bit to pick up the train layer by layer and keep the ruffled look.  My friends dress had 18 points.

Your dress doesn’t have as many ruffles as hers but I was thinking your bustle could be done the same kind of way… small underbustles layer by layer.

 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

Wow that dress is gorgeous on you!! The little alteration you suggested would make it perfect but it looks great now.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Wow what a pretty dress!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Honestly, the top shouldn’t cost that much and the bodice and length look perfect from what I can see. 

A good/reasonable seamstress should charge you around $10/point (davids bridal and places like that charge crazy amounts and all a bustle point is is either a hook and eye or two pieces of fabric sewn in, it’s crazy what places get away with just because it’s a wedding dress).

I would just talk to your seamstress next time you go to see if she can offer a few alternatives for you to look at with the bustle.  As a few other posters said, the point on the overbustle seems high, so a simple underbustle may be perfect for your dress and that would only be 1-3 points or so, not 18 like I showed you.  You ultimately weight the options of cost and look, just you’ve probably had to do with every aspect of the wedding (like everybody does).

Whatever you end up doing, your dress really is BEAUTIFUL and you look AMAZING in it.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Gorgeous, you are going to be a beautiful bride!

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