Seamstress says my dress is too difficult to bustle? What should I do?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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382 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m sorry, i can’t be of any help. But your dress is amazing! Love it.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

Your dress is gorgeous! We had a hard time bustling my tulle dress as well. I would not try to make it through the reception unbustled, your skirt will tear. What about taking it to another seamstress for a second opinion?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Your dress is GORGEOUS!  I’m afraid I might have the same problem.  My dress is like all tulle on the bottom.  I wouldn’t recommend not bustling for the reception.  But maybe the seamstress can add some type of hook on the skirt so that you can put it over your wrist for the reception?  It’d be annoying, but it’d be better than the dress dragging on the floor all night. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I don’t know the first thing about bustling but I jsut wanted to tell you that I loves your dress! Good luck!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Time for a second opinion.  I think I would call the salon (or others that carry the dress) and ask for a recommendation.

 

Come to think of it, it might be worth calling the Reem Acra flagship to see what they recommend.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I agree with @Jeannine @ Small Chic:.

Ask for other opinions. 

I would not chop off the train at all.  It looks very pretty.

Could you buy a second gown for the reception?  One that has no train?

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Yes, definitely go to someone else. Gosh that train is gorgeous. I wonder if you could take each “strand” of tulle separately and twist it up to attach to the topside of the underlay. Or something. No reason to chop into it! 

Post # 11
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Helper bee

Then you need a different seamstress!  My daughters dress has 13 layers!  A pain?  Yes, defintely but our seamstress was amazing!  Her bustle is done in three different layers and has a total of 21 points.

It can be done by someone who knows what they are doing and who actually wants to take their time to get it done right. 

Best of luck!

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Definitely find a new seamstress. A creative seamstress can find a way to make anything work. My dress had an 8 point bustle so I don’t see why it would be such a big deal to do something similar on yours. I feel like they should be able to do a 1 point bustle with the satin underneath and then a 1pt for each “chunk” as you call it… a 9 point bustle should be do-able. 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yeah, I’m with everyone else. Start calling other places because your dress is beautiful and you I’m sure it can be done. 

After all, designers KNOW that dresses get bustled when there is a train!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I can’t help with bustle advice, so I am glad that others have given great advice.  I did want to say that dress is BEAUTIFUL and wish you good luck finding a solution so you can wear it all night! 🙂

Post # 15
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509 posts
Busy bee

Wrist loop! 🙂 Get your seamstress to add it in where it is hidden, and make sure it’s kinda thick, so it doesn’t dig in to your wrist!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Your dress is gorgeous. Find another seamstress.

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