Post # 1
My wedding dress is all lace and my seamstress did the bustle yesterday and I’m not 100% happy with it… she says because it’s lace there aren’t options to do any sort of traditional bustle because the lace doesn’t work like satin. She basically pinned it in a line across my butt… she said she’ll be putting snaps in the fabric to snap it across the line… it kind of looks really silly.
Anyone out there have pics of a lace bustle that I can print and maybe show her?
Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
i think the one your seamstress did for you is the traditional/american bustle. how long is your train? and how puffy is the skirt? do you mind posting a photo of your dress so that we can give you better suggestions?
i have attached 2 photos of the bustle that i’m thinking to do on my dress. but i think that, in order to do this kind of bustle, the skirt needs to be more puffy and be at least a certain length long.
Post # 4
You are going to have to post a picture of the dress.
But regardless, your seamstree should be able to offer you more than one choice for a bustle. What you are describing sounds like a modification on the american/overbustle. She should be able to do a frech/underbustle or a pickup bustle also, if not more options.
Post # 5
It sounds like you need a new seamstress, she should have been able to offer you a french bustle. My dress is all lace, and the woman in the bridal salon showed me it with a french bustle and it looked gorgeous. How long is your train? Mine was pretty long so there was more to work with..
Post # 7
It was a two-point and fastened with a grosgrain ribbon. My seamstress did that because I wanted an American bustle, but didn’t want visible buttons or snaps. She just made tiny thread loops that you couldn’t even see, and marked them on the inside with a bead so they were easy to find.
Post # 8
@meliss: what kind of bustle did you get? It’s beautiful!