Bustle specializes in preserving family and museum collections, with an emphasis on textile items, including wedding dresses, christening gowns, military uniforms, or even a favorite outfit. All preservation will be customized to the item, as materials deteriorate differently over time. Each object will come with a museum quality water resistant acid and lignen free box. For textile conservation, each box will come with a personalized muslin dust cover, which can include a family members name, initials, or a special date.
Wedding dress preservation: $250 before tax
Includes customized monogrammed dust cover with initials, wedding colors, and font choice.
Full names are an additional $25.
Why choose bustle over having your dress preserved at a dry cleaners?
bustle only uses museum quality materials to ensure your dress will last a lifetime. This means there's no plastic or cardboard involved in the preservation or touching your dress. Nor is the acid-free and lignen-free box sealed with harsh chemicals, so you can open your box anytime!
Please note: bustle does not provide cleaning services at this time, and all materials need to be cleaned prior to preservation. bustle recommends Harvey's Cleaners - 3411 Brambleton Ave, Roanoke.
Mannequin Creation & Rentals
Customizing mounts for exhibition requires an in depth skill set to create, modify, and dress a mannequin for historic costume. Mannequins are custom fitted to the costume's specific dimensions and historic silhouettes are created for which the costume is from.
Custom form creation for purchase: $450
Conservation friendly ethafoam form carved for either generic measurements or historic measurements. Mannequins include the conservation form, a simple black tripod stand, and jersey cover.
Costume mounting: $30/hour
Mannequin rental: $15/month
Build out of mannequins are created from specific dress dimensions for a conservation friendly form. Measurements, build out, and mounting are billed at $30/hour. Build out typically takes around 2 hours
Undergarment rental: $5/month per item
To create a certain silhouette, the correct undergarments need to be used to support the garment.
Are there old family photos you cherish, but keep in a drawer in your basement? With bustle's photo digitization services, save your time by allowing us to scan everything for you! All photographs will be provided in a 300 dpi jpg or tif format, as well as preserved in inert polypropylene sleeves and acid free boxes.
Lectures &Speaking Engagements
Customize your event with a historical lecture on a topic of your choosing. Ashley's specialty is fashion history; however, the topic can be tailored to one of your choosing.
bustle provides the following preservation services:
Museum collections consultation and collections management
Registration services for incoming or outgoing loans
Photo digitization and preservation