KeepSake Sewing

KeepSake Sewing
Over 20 Years Experience


This blog started off sharing my bridal business sewing projects and is now a hodgepodge of unique and fun things I have created over the years.

Hope your creative side is inspired!

Friday, January 29, 2010

A Bustle on a Gown with Pick-ups

When bustling this dress I used the french bustle method. I used nylon rings and color coded ribbons under the dress train. There were a total of 7 bustle points used to complete this look. The back of the dress bustled stays just as beautiful as the front complimenting the lines created by the tucks on the front of the gown. Once this brides dress is bustled she will be ready to dance the night away.
Bustling a wedding gown correctly is critical to helping the bride stay comfortable in her dress all night - especially if there is a wedding dance planned. The most important parts to creating a bustle is getting the dress completely off of the floor and making it appear as though it is a floor length dress.