How To Bustle a Wedding Dress: Customizable Paper Doll Edition

Friday, October 21, 2016

If you've got a dress with a train, you're probably going to need to bustle it up to keep people from stepping on it all night long. However, it's near impossible to bustle the train on your own, so you're going to need a helping hand armed with know-how to accomplish this tremendous feat. Because Adobe Illustrator solves all my problems, I drew the instructions up in a speedy 4-step process in Adobe Illustrator.
I had difficulty finding useful images on the Internet, so I also created this paper doll version as a transparent PNG so you can customize your own bustling instructions in MS Paint or some similar image editing software. Just copy/paste the bits and pieces you need and move them around to where you need them. Then hand out to mothers of the bride as needed.

WikiHow has a lovely little illustrated page to disambiguate the three types of bustling: regular/traditional, over, and French/under.

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