Monday, July 25, 2011

That's A Lot of Bustle!!!

Yes, I know, it's been awhile since I've posted (again).  There simply hasn't been a lot to post about! I've been up to the same old alterations; take it in, hem it, put in padded cups, bustle it. Some re- beading, some veil work, but always busy!

Today's post, however, is about a gown I worked on today. The bride didn't need much - just the straps adjusted and the bustle. Which is actually the subject of this post!

The gown is a lovely embroidered and beaded gown with a long cathedral length train.

At my first fitting with this bride, we had decided on a tiered french bustle. I was't completely happy with it, though, as it still dragged a bit, and much of the gorgeous beaded embroidery was hidden.
So, I took the original bustle down and started to play.

Here is what I finally came up with -
It starts at the top with a traditional button bustle. It is followed by 3 tiers of french bustles, 3 in each row for a total of 9. The beauty of the train is not hidden, but it is up off the floor. Very pretty - yes?


  1. That is a gorgeous bustle, you had a lot to work with! Job well done!
    It's funny you're sharing this, I just posted a video of two WGs that I took in with two separate bustles.

  2. Great post! This was the most gorgeous dress I’ve ever seen. I was amazed with the designs of it. For me it was precious. Big thanks.