(Closed) How do you bustle a sheer organza dress?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Hi there! My dress was organza and lace over satin. Looking at your gown, I’m fairly certain that yours is similar and has an organza overlay. I had an underbustle, because you’re right — the overbustle made my butt look enormous. The underbustle was simple to do, since it was only one set of ties, and in my case it was connected to the underside of the underlayer. The bulk of the dress stayed tightly bustled all night, but I did have some problems once the dancing really started going — the lace overlayer got stepped on a few times and it came unbustled, but that’s because a connection between it and the underlayer broke, I think.

So basically, what this says to me is that my organza layer already had stitches in it to connect it to the underlayer…and I never even thought about that until this thread. You can’t see them at all.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My entire 12 layer ball gown was organza and I did an over bustle. My butt didn’t look too big but even the under bustle made it poofy becasue it was such a big dress. I also thought the over bustle was easier and my mom was the one who actually decided based on what was easier because they both looked weird to me, like all bustles do.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I am worried about this with my dress too it’s silk organza, do any of you have pics of your dress bustled so we can see? 

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Can you do a ballroom bustle?

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@petersan42:  There will still need to be stitches in the organza, but you may be able to have fewer of them. The ties will be under teh dress, but can often be quite close to the hem, and the attach point high up under the dress won’t need ot go through all the layers of fabric. The length of your train will also make a difference. You could also try to get as much of the bustlework as possible done along the line of the buttons so that the stitches aren’t as noticeable.

If you can’t choose a bustle that you like, maybe you can just hold the train up with a loop that goes around your finger. I think this would be more annoying than the slight chance someone might notice the stitches for a bustle.

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