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bustle a wedding gown

New postby pinecone on Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:04 pm

My daughter is getting married soon and I was wondering about bustling her gown. Both the top chiffon layer and underneath textured satiny fabric make up the train. It has a zipper down the back, empire waist and gathers with lace that goes from the empire waist to the train. I found a gown on David's Bridal that is similar:
http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Chiffon-soft-A-line-with-Beaded-Lace-on-Empire-V9743 If you click on the back view the lace does the same thing. Should I attempt it or let the professional. At this point she is squeezing every penny. Wish I had high speed connection but I'll have to watch on dial-up. DD has high speed though.

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Re: bustle a wedding gown

New postby lendube on Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:27 am

There are so many sites with instructions and videos, Piney. I suggest you go over to your dd's and watch a bunch and see which would work best for her (gorgeous!) dress. Apparently there are many different styles. I know nothing about bustles.

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Re: bustle a wedding gown

New postby MartySews2 on Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:58 pm

Piney, I gave you some links & You Tube videos you could watch on bustling a wedding gown on the other thread.
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Re: bustle a wedding gown

New postby bridesmom on Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:26 pm

You could take some clips and try doing it practice like to see how you like the look as there are so many different ways to do it. I did my daughters dress and it was pretty easy to do.
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Re: bustle a wedding gown

New postby pinecone on Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:39 am

Lennie, I've been sewing since I was knee high to a grasshopper but this will be my first bustle. :anxious:

Laura, We did try to pin here and there and borrowed a manikin from our historical society to put the dress on. It must have looked "intriguing" from outside as you can see it through the window. :think:

Thanks for those links on he other thread, Marty, time for Mother/Daughter time and watching some videos.

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