(Closed) Help DIYing the bustle in my tulle dress

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
1769 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My dress isn’t tulle (it’s organza), but it is multi-layered and poofy. My seamstress is putting in a thread chain in a few key spots on the dress so they layers hold together when it’s bustled. You can’t even tell!

Post # 4
1769 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014


WildSpark:  I don’t, unfortunately – my dress is still at the seamstress and I really had no interest in taking a picture of the insides.

<br />The thread chain is white, though (or ivory, I guess- it matches my dress).

Post # 6
2837 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

WildSpark:  I had a tulle dress that was pretty long– and needed like 19 points to bustle it correctly.

While my dress was really pretty with the train…..I wasn’t a bride who HAD TO HAVE A TRAIN.

So I teetered back and forth about this for 2 weeks.

My husband (without seeing the actual dress) didn’t have a preference as to whether or not I had a train.  My mom’s only argument?  “What if you want to sell the dress– if you cut the train off, it might lower your chances of selling the dress”– which was not a strong enough argument for me because the train cost about $200 to do.

In the end, after numerous discussions with my talented seamstress— who never did anything to sway me either way– she only pointed out the pros and cons of both– but wanted to make sure her words were not influencing my decision, I choose to cut the train.

A properly done train means that your dress still touches the ground– and part of the problem with tulle?  It’s more susceptable to ripping in the first place.  My gf told me that after having a train done the first thing her Mother-In-Law did (by accident) was step on the back of her gown and rip the train– so that was that for the rest of the night.

My cousin- who also had a train– said it ended up being the most annoying things ever.

And of course, there are TONS of bride that love thier trains.

Basically, I had a “mini” train– there was most certainy fabric that flowed behind me so it looked bridal vs promish– but that was it.  I left my dress down the whole night and don’t regret it at all.

Unfortunately, I don’t have a picure of just the back of my dress that I can find right now– 

Find a seamstress that knows how to do it correctly.  It should be a series of ties under the dress, to pull it up.

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