Post # 1
I’m in need of serious Bustle help. There’s a few of us with this dress but it seems tomorrow I’ll be the first to go in to begin the bustle….
The Dress: Pronovias Megan
The biggest issue I’m foreseeing is that the tulle is not connected to the satin underlay… Before I purchased the dress, I noticed it would be complicated to bustle, and the seamstress said they would do a french. Kind of started to tuck it under and I noticed the tulle still kind of dragged a lot….
This image is from AFTER she let it go so obviously it’s not where it would be 100%
I’m not really sure I like HOW POOFY the Poofs get with this method. That’s the “least” favorite part of the dress as it is, lol. They have grown on me but it took me over 30 min. of standing in the dress to start the process of accepting them… haha
On the “megan thread” one girl mentioned “My seamstress just called me today and wants me to come try the dress on again for her before she actually sews and does it. She says it can only be bustled “up” instead of under. All of the pics I see look like the layers are folded under.” I’m thinking maybe this would be good , but I’m not sure if it would look goofy.
I don’t know, thoughts? Anyone else deal with french bustles on the back of the train that are already there?
Post # 4
Personally I think the back looks great in the second picture. If you’re really worried about the tulle hanging out still, maybe you could have it shorten a bit so it won’t drag? Or I’d think you’d be about to bustle that up better as well.
If you really don’t like it bustled as is, ask the seamstress if there are any other types of bustles that could work with your dress (may not be as easy and will cost you more to have put in but could give you a look you like better). Any seamstress worth your business should be able to show you multiple options (even if they have a professional opinion as to what would work best).
Post # 5
I don’t know.. I kind of like your “poofs”. Your dress is already so fun with all that tulle. How does the dress “move” once all that tulle is tucked up? Does it look funny?
Post # 6
So, I met with the seamstress and it seems that a french really is the only option. They pinned it up and there isn’t really a way to pull it up AND get all the tulle up off the ground… i.e. it would drag and get stepped on and the bustle could break….
So…. we’re trimming down the tulle. I’m starting to get cold feet about it though…. I don’t really think I have a choice but I’m starting to worry it may take some of the effect away from the gown?
When it IS all tucked up, I feel like it looks a little goofy…. like it’s a sleek from the front all the way down but from the side around knee to mid-thigh it’s like KA-POOF! Like it shoots out from my knee… 🙁 You can kind of see what I’m talking about in the bottom image. Like, it’s form fitting down past my behind and then…. BAM… it sticks straight out…. I also feel like because of the other french bustles that it looks like it’s just shoved up there… not like an artful addition… if that makes sense…
I’m not feeling that great right now, actually. It came down to this or Georgia… There were TWO girls in the georgia while I was there. One getting fitted and one trying it on. The girl getting fitted has this nice, smooth, french bustle and it’s so much more like what I had always envisioned. The ball-gown with box pleats… I def. feel amazing in my dress, but part of me still has the divide between what I bought and what I still envision… :-/
Post # 7
Maybe you could keep the tulle on there and just cut it off when you are ready to bustle it so you still have the long tulle for the ceremony.
I like the french bustle on your dress. I don’t see what you are seeing about the jutting out at the knee. I think it just looks like you are wearing a gown, and it actually does look very ball-gownish to me even though it is kind of fit and flare.
Post # 8
I’m actually going to continue this on a different thread…. because it’s more involved, lol
Alterations giving me cold feet!