Post # 1
Okay, sorry — but I need to brag. Some of you may already know about the drama I had with my moh and my bustle. Well, the problem is solved. I decided to fix the bustle myself. For details go here –> http://calioc.blogspot.com/2008/07/bustles-buttons-and-beads.html
Are any other bees making their own bustle?
Though I am doing quite a few diy projects, this is the one I am most proud of because I don’t know how to sew. What diy projects have challenged you?
Later I am attempting to make my own veil…
Post # 3
Congrats on the DIY bustle.
Veils are suuuuper easy to make if you just want something simple. I found this website helpful: http://www.wegotgame.net/jen/veils.html
Post # 4
peachypear — thanks for the website info — It will be very helpful!
Post # 5
I already congratulated you on the blog, but again, it’s great! Also, I bought a cheap veil from ebay (it’s a David’s Bridal veil) that has a satin cord edge, but is otherwise plain, and I’m planning to redo it as a rolled edge with silver sparkly thread, then add my own embellishments (embroidered silver flowery appliques) to make it look like one I tried on in a salon. If you don’t want to start from scratch with the tulle, you could always start from semi-scratch like that.
Post # 6
I had to bustle my own dress because my seamstress said it couldn’t be done. I ended up doing a 3 point bustle with the snap buttons instead of the ribbon (it just seemed easier) The only problem I had was.. I practiced bustling the dress with my mom.. but when it came time to bustle my dress she was no where to be found and the girl that helped me said one of the snaps fell off (later while in the bathroom I found it and fixed it) So one point wasn’t up so I had to hold my dress up for our first dance 🙁 You won’t have that problem though and it looks amazing and you probably saved yourself a lot of money