(Closed) Bustle options?

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I have no idea! Aren’t I helpful? How long is the train? It doesn’t look that long and are you really tall TallBride?

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Not sure what you mean about there being no way to bustle it.  It’s got a chapel train, according to the description. My dress had a chapel train, and the seamstress actually pinned it up into several different styles of bustle for me to choose from.  If your seamstress is accustomed to doing bridal work, she should be able to pin it into several configurations (see the wiki on bustling for examples) for you to choose from.  If your seamstress isn’t accustomed to doing bridal work, you probably need another seamstress.

If you mean that the buttons/loops/ribbons to bustle the dress aren’t already installed, they never are.  That’s because they would be different for each type of bustle – you need to decide what type of bustling you want in order to have them installed.  It’s generally part of the alterations.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Here’s the wiki on bustling:

http://wiki.weddingbee.com/Bustle

What I mean about the seamstress is, if she already knows how to bustle a dress, she will know where to install what type of implements to give you the style of bustle you want – and will be able to pin up the dress to imitate that style, so you can choose.  If she doesn’t already know that, I don’t think you want her working on your dress.  Especially with the lace overlay, and in general with the weight of the skirt on a wedding dress, bustling it improperly can damage or tear the fabric.

Anyway, you can see from the wiki (and from the external links, which are even better) that the style of bustling can totally change the look and line of the dress.  That’s why it’s not already done when the dress shows up – and also because it has to be done after hemming, and considering the height of your shoes, so it’s really customization. 

Post # 7
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Newbee

i would say that judging from the pics, you might want to consider a 1 point bustle, either over or under. this site has some great pics of many types. good luck!

http://www.leanna.com/Bridal/Bustles.htm

  

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Wedding dresses never come with bustles — your seamstress should do it for you.  I’m actually doing my own bustle — a one point "french style" underbustle tied with ribbon. Super easy to do!!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

calicoteach– you’re making your own bustle?!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Yup — long story, but the short of it is that I was very specific about what kind of bustle I wanted — and when I picked up my dress after alterations is was not done the way I wanted.  For the longer version click here –> http://calioc.blogspot.com/2008/07/random-butt-button.html

So, I went to Jo-Annes, bought what I needed and started working on it yesterday.  So far so good.  I’m finishing it tomorrow and I will post the finished pics on my blog.

 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

that is AWESOME!! if it turns out ok, would you be interested in doing mine? i’ll pay you with chocolate and ice cream…. or cold hard cash 😉

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