(Closed) Do I need to put my dress on if all I need is a bustle?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
8595 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Maybe you could call and ask the seamstress? I needed all that stuff when I had my bustle done, but I had a single point bustle (can’t remember the name…). The seamstress pinned the dress in specific places so the fabric would lay in the most flattering position when it was bustled.

Post # 5
6221 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I would bring everything

Post # 6
476 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I had to put on my dress for my seamstress to do some alterations at the shoulders but she said she didn’t need to pin it or anything while I was in it because it didn’t need a hem- she could do the bustle by just putting it on a mannequin. 

Post # 7
11271 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i think you need to have it on so that the seamstress knows where to position the bustle on you and so that it lies properly.

i had a french bustle and she needed to know where to pin it up.

Post # 8
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I’d bring it all so they know that is the correct length to pin the bustle to. 

Post # 9
1765 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I had to wear my dress & my shoes. They need to know where exactly to place the bustle.

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