Post # 1
I just got my dress back from the seamstress this week and she told me there was "NO way" we could do a bustle on my dress 😐 We’re having a dance so that just doesn’t work for me. My dress is Private Label by G style 1311. Just wondering if anyone has had this dress bustled!! Thanks in advance!!
Post # 3
Looking at a picture of it, here, it doesn’t look like it would be difficult to bustle, but I am not well-versed in sewing. I would simply ask another alterations place, I am sure you will get a different answer.
Post # 4
I don’t think this seamstress knows how to do it. Like Niki said, you should definitely go to a different place. The tufted skirt is a little more difficult or different to bustle, but it can definitely be done! The links below have pictures of dresses with a tufted skirt like yours.
Post # 5
beautiful dress! i almost bought that one or its very similiar cousin…
i agree with the ladies above. sounds to me like this is an unexperienced seamstress and instead of telling you that she doesnt know how to bustle your dress, she’s simply saying it can’t be done.
shop around. your dress can be bustled!
Post # 6
Of course it can be bustled! You’d probably end up with quite a "fluffy back", but it can be done. Just look at the tufted bustles in those links, or it’s french-style version, showed here http://www.spnindiana.org/tips_paneled_bustle.htm.
I also have a pick-up style train (albeit in a smaller version) and I’m doing the french style version of the tufted bustle.
Here are some links to how my dress looks before:
…and after bustling (7 points):
Hope that helps a bit 🙂
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Post # 8
My dress was like that. I did a 3 point under bustle. It was a little more time consuming to have put up the night of the wedding (and slightly more expensive to put in), but with 2 bridesmaids and my mom, it was figured out quickly. Take it to another seamstress for another quote. If I find a picture of my bustle, I’ll scan and post a link to it here.