This dress was relatively simple to alter. All I had to do was bustle the back. Isn't the red embroidery on this dress stunning?!!!
The bride wanted a little bit different bustle, but I just couldn't make it work. Instead, I did this which will be simple to put up before the reception and allows the beautiful embroidery to be visible.
This dress was 4" too long in the front. I had to remove the embroidered flower overlay at the top of the skirt (the beads fell off when I did that!!! DANG!) and then remove the skirt from the bodice. I sculpted the top of the skirt and reattached it and then rebeaded the overlay.
Lovely, eh?!!! Side view bustled.
In this shot the train of the dress is down and it really is quite stunning.
Here, the train is bustled. It ended up being the nicest bustle I've ever done. I'm not sure it has much to do with my skill, and more to do with the way the dress was made and how the fabric draped.
I love working with my brides, but I'm always happy when my wedding season ends too!