Post # 1
Hey Bee’s! I have a GORGEOUS gown that I adore, I don’t really care for bustles but I think for the sake of my amazing gown, I probably should consider my options. I haven’t chosen a seamstress yet because I want to find someone who does a quality job on high-end gowns.
Here is a photo of my lovely:
It’s a strapless empire waist silk-tulle gown with intricate beading on the top. It has several layers of the silky tulle that drape over the lining. The empire waist makes it seem a little more difficult with the bustles and I am worried about the tulle looking messy if not done properly. I could really use some visual ideas of types of bustles that other Bee’s have used and would recommend!
Post # 3
Come on ladies, I know there has to be some of you out there!
Post # 4
I don’t know if this is what you’re wanting or looking for, but I just brought my dress home from alterations. I have a tulle overlay and she did an American bustle I believe. It’s a 3 point bustle. It’s a bit messy in the pic, but you get the idea.
Post # 5
I’m following so I can get ideas too!! Once again, I love your dress!!!
Post # 6
I’ve also been searching the boards for help with bustling my tulle A-line gown. I am not a bustle fan (nor is my mom) and am not sure what I’ll do. I did find some older threads that had a few pics of what some commenters were calling a French waterfall bustle that I was happier with the look of, but I don’t think it will work with my dress—the top of my skirt below the waistline is beaded all around, and I don’t want to cover the detail. Also, the color of my gown is achieved by the layers upon layers of tulle in different shades, so I think there would be A LOT of tulle to have to tie up/tuck under/etc. Sigh. If I hadn’t just been caught up in the moment and loving my dress when I bought it, I might have had the forethought to request the chapel train to be made shorter to a sweep train or nixed the train altogether, which is what I plan to tell the seamstress to do when it comes in for alterations if I don’t find an option I like. Oh well.
Anyway, the pics I’m keeping in mind are of mrspinkipie‘s and o0olibelulao0o‘s bustles. Links here:
Post # 7
Here’s my dress:
And here it is bustled with 5 points:
I think it would have been more smooth at the top if I’d had more points, but in the end it worked just fine!
Post # 8
my seamstress first did a 21 point bustle, adding 21 shiny buttons all along my butt… safe to say i wasn’t thrilled with that look and was in tears the week before my wedding. she changed it to be a french bustle, with hooks hidden under the lace on my dress and tiny loops to hook on. it was much less noticeable but tricky for my bridesmaids! they got almost all of the loops on the wedding day. at first i really didn’t like how french bustles looked, but compared to the really visible buttons i learned to love the french bustle. 😉
Post # 9
- Wedding: July 2014 - Willow Ridge Manor - Morrison Colorado
There is a thread dedicated to a maggie sotorro dress that has a lot of tulle and SummerTimeBride2014 posted photos of her bussle, here is the board http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/maggie-sottero-esme-has-anyone-tried-this/page/7/#post-7622429 – i havent seen an empire waste gown with a bustle before but I am sure a seamstress would be able to help give you ideas.
Post # 10
You posted this 2 years ago so I might not get a response… How did your dress look un-bustled? were the buttons prominent? were they sewn through the tulle and the underlayer? I am fascinated because your dress seems closest to mine of all the ones I’ve seen that have bustled tulle skirts. I have the Willoughby Penelope dress, there is tulle but not layers upon layers, and it also has a fairly short train. Any details you can give would be helpful as I approach my first alterations!