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Steps for Creating a French Bustle

ttubwell | Posted in Fitting on

Hello, my name is Tina.  I’m from Kansas City, Mo.


I was wondering if anyone knew how to create a French Bustle for a pre-made wedding gown?  If there is someplace I can look to research how the technique is created, that would be great! 




  1. Vallie | | #1

    I'm not sure what you mean by a "French" bustle, but I have a source for directions to "underbustle" a wedding gown.  The result is a cascading look, much prettier than overbustling, especially when the overbustling pooches outward from the body.  Let me know if this sounds helpful.


    1. ttubwell | | #2

      Yes, Vallie, that is what I am looking for.  If you can provide some tips, that would be great.



      1. Vallie | | #3


        Look in the Singer Sewing Reference Library "Sewing For Special Occasions-Bridal, Prom & Evening Dresses" copyright 1994, page 95.  If this publication is unavailable please let me know if you have time with this wedding gown for me to send you the information.


        1. ttubwell | | #4

          Thanks again, Vallie.


          We do have time, and will look at the book over the weekend or early next week. 

          This was my first time using this type of Q&A option...its good to know that people are actually helpful. 

          Many thanks!



          1. poo | | #5

            try this link and see if this helps any, you have to do it in Internet Explorer, Mozellas ffire fox won't work for some reason

          2. ttubwell | | #6

            Thank-you, Poo (that's cute!)

            I've printed it, and will forward it on, also.

            Have a great week.


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