Post # 1
So I bought a dress that looks pretty much like this one (sorry no real picture), but with straps and no lace. It was a sample dress, but now I’m very worried about alteration. How to hem this dress!!??? I was thinking about it myself and it seems impossible to me…. I’m 5’5″ so this dress needs to be hemmed a lot. It’s a satin dress, but the inside of the skirt is filled with stiff tulle. Also the bodice has boning.
Bees with similar dress, please share your experience!!!!! I want to know how your seamstress hemmed your dress and how much it cost you. I’m taking my dress to a seamstress tomorrow, but I need to know some real stories so that I won’t get ripped off or my dress get ruined.
Thank you and love you all!!!!!
Post # 4
hi! Ok so my dress isn’t similar to yours but I was also worried about hemming mine! It has a satin trumpet style with a tulle sheath overlay. The seamstress just went crazy with her pins and it looked pretty good, she pretty much had to do it like two separate dresses. I’m paying 300 for my alterations and that’s including hem, bustle, and adding a one shoulder! I hope this helps!
Post # 5
@MrsRichard: oh that sounds pretty reasonable!! Glad yours came out great.
I know with money almost nothing is impossible, but I don’t want to spend more than I need…. Then again, I don’t want to lose the beauty and integrity of the dress. I realized the place I was gonna go today is closed for MLK holiday…Does anyone know good affordable seamstress in downtown LA area? Also when is the good time to take my dress to a seamstress? I have 6 months to my wedding and no plan on losing weight.
Post # 6
With that kind of skirt, the seamstress will have to do a few separate hems. The stiff tulle underneath will be trimmed and hemmed on its own. The bottom tier of the skirt will also be hemmed separately. Depending on how short you need the bottom tier taken up, you may also have to have the next tier up a little as well so they still look close in size. I can’t help with price- my dress had a different kind of skirt.
Post # 7
@jess226: I don’t know of any in LA but you should easily be able to find a seamstress there! Look up reviews on yelp or somewhere for bridal alterations. I know what you mean about the cost, it’s like hello I don’t wanna spend half my dress budget on alterations but I’ve heard so many girls say they wished they went with a professional ..can you imagine having your dress not turn out right?! I went for my first fitting January 4th or so and my wedding is march 15. I decided to go 2 months out to be safe even though they said a month before was enough time