Post # 1
I have the dress Cincinnatii by Enzoani for reference.. And it has a LOT of tulle and I’m having a problem with the bustle.
So, I got my dress altered, but the seamstress that altered it doesn’t know how to bustle.
She suggested I wear my train on my wrist (with a ribbon), but I think it would get annoying after a while.
I thought of bustling it myself (I have made 3 of my prom dresses and 2 of my homecoming dress and sew on a regular basis, so I feel comfortable doing this. I have done a lot of research and I know the difference between pretty much all sorts of bustles and techniques, but I had a difficult time finding how to bustle multiple layers of lace without the technique used showing while the dress is “unbustled”.
I’m thinking of either doing an under bustle to get the “cloud effect”, or hiding the whole train under itself… The main dress detail is toward the top of the dress.
What I’m asking is if any of you bees had a trumpet/mermaid dress bustled in any way and if you could PLEASE post a picture of a CLOSE UP of the bustling materials used (I should be able to figure it out from a picture). I just don’t know how to hide the fastening on the multiple layers of tulle (Especially without it bunching up)
Thanks a a ton bees!!
This topic was modified 2 years, 11 months ago by WildSpark.
Post # 2
My dress isn’t tulle (it’s organza), but it is multi-layered and poofy. My seamstress is putting in a thread chain in a few key spots on the dress so they layers hold together when it’s bustled. You can’t even tell!
Post # 3
StL.Ashley: thanks!! I had read that somewhere.. Do you have a picture of what the inside of the dress looks like? And did your seamstress use clear thread on the outside?
Post # 4
WildSpark: I don’t, unfortunately – my dress is still at the seamstress and I really had no interest in taking a picture of the insides.
<br />The thread chain is white, though (or ivory, I guess- it matches my dress).
Post # 6
WildSpark: I had a tulle dress that was pretty long– and needed like 19 points to bustle it correctly.
While my dress was really pretty with the train…..I wasn’t a bride who HAD TO HAVE A TRAIN.
So I teetered back and forth about this for 2 weeks.
My husband (without seeing the actual dress) didn’t have a preference as to whether or not I had a train. My mom’s only argument? “What if you want to sell the dress– if you cut the train off, it might lower your chances of selling the dress”– which was not a strong enough argument for me because the train cost about $200 to do.
In the end, after numerous discussions with my talented seamstress— who never did anything to sway me either way– she only pointed out the pros and cons of both– but wanted to make sure her words were not influencing my decision, I choose to cut the train.
A properly done train means that your dress still touches the ground– and part of the problem with tulle? It’s more susceptable to ripping in the first place. My gf told me that after having a train done the first thing her MIL did (by accident) was step on the back of her gown and rip the train– so that was that for the rest of the night.
My cousin- who also had a train– said it ended up being the most annoying things ever.
And of course, there are TONS of bride that love thier trains.
Basically, I had a “mini” train– there was most certainy fabric that flowed behind me so it looked bridal vs promish– but that was it. I left my dress down the whole night and don’t regret it at all.
Unfortunately, I don’t have a picure of just the back of my dress that I can find right now–
Find a seamstress that knows how to do it correctly. It should be a series of ties under the dress, to pull it up.