(Closed) Bustle for a tulle chapel train?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
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Helper bee

My gown is also a tulle A-line with a chapel train.  I have beading at the waist that extends over the hips  and thighs that complicated where the bustle could be attached, but my seamstress has put in a seven-point over bustle for the top layers of tulle, with the satin lining of the gown being tied up in a french bustle.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

 

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SammiCoJo:  Here was my 5 point bustle 

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Helper bee

Sorry, I perhaps shouldn’t have said “top layers” of tulle.  In my mind, I was thinking top layers = all tulle parts of the skirt, which are over the satin lining.  Both the layers of tulle making up your skirt and the satin underlayer (needed because obviously tulle is not opaque) should be cut to a chapel length train.  Many gowns have the tulle layers slightly longer, but the entire back of the skirt should again be cut to the train length.  For many tulle gowns, a seamstress will bustle the tulle layers as an overbustle; the connections create the ‘points.’  Because of the delicacy of the tulle fabric, however, the satin underlayer is often bustled separately as an underbustle/French bustle, so that the weight of the satin does not pull on the tulle layers.

You can, of course, if you choose, do an underbustle on the tulle layers of your gown as well, but you already mentioned you aren’t a fan of that look.

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Helper bee

They are similar fabrics.  I know I tried on a gown that was made of English net and didn’t notice much between it and tulle, though the skirts were cut differently so it wasn’t a direct comparison.  From a quick search online, English net is apparently a little stiffer than tulle and has a looser weave.  For bustling purposes, I think they would function the same. 

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015 - The Victorian

 

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SammiCoJo:  I also am a little lost when it comes to bustles and I also HATE the look of them, but they’re necessary. My dress is very similar (tulle, chapel length) and I asked the girl at the bridal salon what sort of bustle I could do and she said with the tulle I could even do a 1 point. Now, I don’t know what that would even look like, but it made me feel better. I don’t need 5 people up my skirt trying to affix 15 loops to buttons when all I wanna do is drink and dance!

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I have 13 point bustle with 3 buttoms. I am a little worried if my mom can do the bustle by herself. 

This is when my mom tried by herself. She couldn’t find all of the rings for the bustle. I think more than 10 point is a little difficult. 

 

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