Friday, May 22, 2009

Pick-up Bustles

These photos show an example of a pick-up bustle on a wedding gown with a pick-up or gathered skirt:

The main pick-up point was made at the bottom of the lace covered bodice near the zipper using a covered button and fishing line loop. Four other points were connected on the lower portion of the skirt by hooks and loops:

Pick-up bustles are often the least expensive bustling method (estimate about $10 per pick-up point). They will often be the method I choose when there is lace, beading or other accents on the skirt that the bride would like to show after the gown is bustled. Also, this type of bustle is usually the simplest bustling method for those who are assisting the bride with her gown at the wedding.