Post # 1
So, I decided to go to a private seamstress rather than getting alterations through the shop where I bought my dress. It’s a corset, so I only needed a hem and a bustle. I’m confident in the hem part, I mean, she’s done this for years, but the way she described doing my bustle concerns me.
She said that she plans on using the tie from the corset part of my dress to tie up the bustle (and over-bustle style), and also was planning on doing two tiers for the bustle, because I’m short, so one would have still had the dress dragging a bit behind me. I think I made it clear that I absolutely do not want the bow showing on the corset (want it tucked in) but she said that I could do it that way for the ceremony and then change it to use it for the bustle. I haven’t seen it yet since I left it with her, and I’ve been thinking about it ever since!
I’ve just never heard of a bustle being done this way, so if you’ve got a corset dress, how was your bustle made? If it was done like this, please post pics!
Post # 4
I’ve never heard of this personally. I have a corset dress and my bustle will be different. I’m only 5 feet in my low heel, so I want my bustle to be an under bustle so that it lays flat. And I’m not using my corset ties—god knows I have enough extra fabric from my hem for some new loops!
Post # 5
@MrsDulce: Thanks. That’s what I was thinking, cause I’m short too, even though I’ll be wearing huge heels, my train is still really long, and I’m worried that it’ll look really weird if there’s not a seperate system for the bustle. Maybe I can get her to change it once I see it, if it ends up sucking. =/
Post # 6
I think I would tell her not to do the bustle that way and ask her for other suggestions. The weight of the train could pull on the corset ties and make your dress tighter and uncomfortable…at least, that’s my first thought.
Post # 7
@Loribeth: Oh man, that’s a good point. Lord knows that corset will be tight enough without all the extra tension.