|Via Wedding Bridal Blog|
After many different experiences with bustles of all types, I’ve found that Side, American, and French are the most popular (but any option is a gorgeous one!). It really just depends on the gown and utilizing the style that fits you best!
Here are some instructions for your basic bustle from Ehow:
1. Add three buttons to the back of your dress. The buttons will hold the train of your dress up, creating a bustle. The buttons should match your dress, and blend will with any embellishments. Pearls and beads will also work well.
2. Sew the buttons on the back of your dress (at the waistline) with your needle and thread. Sew a button at the center of your waistline, and one on either side. The distance of the buttons will vary depending on your size. But you want the buttons about an inch in from your sides.
3. Attach the three strips of material to the bottom of your dress. When sewing, create little loops. To create a loop, sew both ends of a single strip of material to the the underneath of the dress, leaving the middle section loose. Sew one loop at the center of the dress and the other two on either side. Once again, how far apart your make these loops will depend on the length of your train. In general, the loops should be about an inch or two in from the sides.
4. Lift the back of the train, and fit the middle loop over the center button. Repeat with the left side, then right to finish the bustle
Make sure that you ask your seamstress which bustle is best for your dress- she has worked with a ton of different styles, so she will definitely have some great advice for you.
Have any of you tried a DIY Bustle?