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

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’m not totally sure if I know what I’m talking about here, but google Australian bustles. From what I understand of how it works, that sort of bustle might work for your particular dress.

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m not sure if I’m seeing it wrong, but your dress is really long in the front, too. I think you’ll have to cut a lot of tulle off no matter what, so that you aren’t tripping over it down the aisle. Maybe you can trim the front to be a good length, then you only need to figure out bustling for the back?

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

double

Post # 19
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I also don’t know a thing about bustles, but just wanted to tell you that your dress is gorgeous and I hope nobody makes you cut out layers!

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I would definitely call for a second opinion, and the suggestion about calling the flagship store is good. I also wanted to chime in because your dress is seriously stunning! PLEASE don’t cut out layers or chop off the train on that gorgeous dress. Worst case, do a wrist loop somehow!

Post # 23
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Helper bee

misssvitanuova:  My daughters dress also has 9 layers of tulle underneath her dress.  Her dress also has a train.  As I mentioned above, you do NOT have to lose your train and you definitely DO NOT have to lose the tulle!  Your seamstress should take her time!  She can bustle it in different “layers”.  My daughters dress has 3 layers, each with 7 points for a total of 21 points and then the top layer has 3 buttons.

Our seamstress never complained and made this seem effortless.  I have some pics of the bustle as she was showing the Maid/Matron of Honor how to bustle it I will post for you to see, perhaps you can take an show the seamstress?  I wish you the best of luck.  Your dress is too pretty for you not to have what you want!  Stick to your guns and tell her what you want.  Don’t let her persuade you into doing what is “easiest” for her!

Post # 24
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I have nothing to add as everything has been said, but that dress is just gorgeous.

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Maybe just have her make the loop so you can carry it on your wrist and have a 2nd dress as back up in case you get tired of carrying it.

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I say get a new seamstress – a more experienced one would know how to do it.

Post # 27
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Bumble Beekeeper

2nd opinion! It sounds like she’s just being kind of lazy and doesn’t want to deal with it, IMO.

Post # 28
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I have kind of a weird idea: 

In the long past, when a woman wore a dress that had a train (for a party or dinner), they didn’t stop what they were doing to bustle their train or add the train to their already existing bustle (if they had one), they had a loop sewn to a discreet location on the train (center if it was a long train, to the side for a shorter train).  That loop would hook around their middle finger, swinging the train up toward their right hand.  It was FABULOUS looking when they danced! 

If my train had been long enough, I’d have done this, but I have a fairly short sweep train…

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