(Closed) Need suggestions about altering chiffon gown

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

It looks like there is a seam just under your bust.  A good seamstress can shorten the gown from this point and pull the skirt up, while also taking it in.

Regarding the bustle… a good seamstress can do this as well by bustling both the satin skirt and the chiffon.  If the chiffon is really delicate, you may just need to have more points to your bustle so that no point has too much weight on it. 

Go see a bunch of alterations places and talk to them.  They’ll tell you what they can do, but I’m sure it’ll work out just fine.  The dress is gorgeous by the way 🙂

Post # 4
148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

Hi there,

It definitely possible to do a bustle.  I have a silk chiffon dress (two layers) like you described, and it’s 100% doable.  Talk to an experienced seamstress – they will know what they’re doing!

Post # 5
16 posts
  • Wedding: June 2008

Hi – you dress sounds beautiful.  I too have chiffon dress of 5 layers and it is a sheath, so it had to be altered from the bottom.  Unfortunately, I can’t have it bustled b/c of the many layers of very delicate fabric and the weight.  It seams with yours it will be doable.  Def do your research on good seamstresses. 

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