(Closed) Opinion on the bustling for my daughters Maggie Belinda Gown

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2007 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Your pictures aren’t showing up but there are a couple things I can say without seeing it.  

1. What does you daughter think of it?

2. There is rarely only one way to bustle a dress.  It happens with some of them, but not very often.  

3. I was quoted $10 per point so unless it’s a very elaborate bustle that seems pretty expensive.   

(Photos usually don’t upload because they’re too large.  Try resizing them.) 

Post # 6
7081 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

It’s a beautiful dress.  I had to google it to get a better idea of the back.  Given the material and the detail, I think a multi-point bustle would work best.  You may want to look around for an alterations specialist who feels like they can meet your needs.

I find that when people say, "It’s impossible", it generally means that THEY can’t do it.  If there is one thing that I’ve learned in the planning process, it’s to run away when people tell you that something simply can’t be done.  It either means they only want to do easy work or they are not skilled enough to do what you want.  Either way, that’s not who you want to work with for your daughter’s wedding!

With a few pins, my seamstress transformed my beautiful dress into a perfectly fitting gem.  I didn’t think my dress could look any better, but I was wrong!  My bustle was $35.  She didn’t do a per point charge.  She just said it was an easy bustle and threw in a couple of pins.  It looked great when she was done.

Oh god, I just saw the bustle pictures that you posted.  Those are awful!  I would absolutely get a new seamstress pronto!  You need teeny tiny points, not a giant roll… 

Good luck!

Post # 7
773 posts
Busy bee

You’re right, that bustle looks like crap.  I’d contact another seamstress.  Even if that seamstress agrees that that is the only way to bustle the dress (which I do not believe AT ALL), she probably won’t charge that much.  Mine was roughly $10 per point.

Post # 8
297 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018 - The Grand Old House, Grand Cayman

I don’t know much about alterations, but I agree about the bustle.  It’s not my favorite style.  I would definitely seek out second opinions to see if you can get the bustle redone in a different fashion. 

Post # 9
2889 posts
Sugar bee

haha for $200 she could just buy a shorter dress and not have to worry about the bustle. That was my solution but I agree it is not for everyone.

Post # 10
1 posts

HI Soniabug! Sorry for the late post – hope your daughters wedding went well! I was just wondering if you found a good bustle for the Belinda in the end?! I’ve pretty much decided on the dress but that’s the only worry I have! If you had any pics of the final bustle I would be sooo grateful! Thanks in advance. Sue xx

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