(Closed) alterations on a lace dress?

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I’d love to find this out as well… I’ve got to order extra length because I’m tall, but I won’t need all of it! so then I’ve got to get it hemmed.

 

 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

i heard it was easier to alter a lace dress than a dress with say, lots of intricate beading…

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2007

Find out if the hem of the dress is just a lace trim (2"-3") that is sewn on separately. That’s normally how lace wedding gowns are sewn to allow for alterations. If so, then it would be easy because the seamtress would just remove the entire trim. Hem the dress – lace and satin. Then sew the trim back on.

Here’s an example of lace trim

My MOH’s dress is from Maggie Sottero and I remember her hem was like that. You can’t even tell.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

I think most lace dresses have the trim like Mrs. Snowpea posted (mine does as well – Nicole Miller) and that’s exactly how the seamstress explained how they alter it.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Also, my FSIL wore a lace dress that my other SIL wore for her wedding. She’s only 5’3 and the dress was for someone 5’7.  Because the lace edge on the bottom was not just hemmed over, but actually scalloped and it would have been heck to try to cut and mimick it, she altered it from the waist. She unsewed the waist and brought the skirt up to the desired length and cut it that way. Then we used the left overs to make a matching pouch/money bag.

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