Post # 1
So, my dress is MAYBE just a couple inches too long, and when I try to walk, I end up tripping on it! Thing is, it has this pretty satin trim around the VERY bottom, so I don’t want to take it up and have them cut it off.. I’ve gotten a fairly poofy crinoline thing to go under, but it’s still just a little too long. Also, I have to wear flats because groom is a little on the short side, and even in a one-inch heel, I’m taller than him.. Should I just get an even bigger crinoline thing? Help..
Post # 3
I had a lace applique at the bottom of my dress, so instead of chopping the bottom off they took it apart at the waist and hemmed from the bodice. They could also have removed the detail, hemmed the bottom, and reattached it after.
Post # 4
@ChessiLeanne: If you have it altered they most likely wouldn’t cut the bottom (if it has a unique bottom edge).
If they alter the length on this type of dress they would unattach it from the waist and then bring it up a couple of inches and then reattach it. You never even can tell it was done (if you have a good seamstress).
Did you not want to alterations for some other reason? Do you have a pic of the dress?
Post # 5
they would shorten from above the trim so the trim remains intact.
happens all the time when pants, dresses, skirts have fancy bottoms.
don’t worry about having to have it altered.
Post # 6
@suburbian: Okay thank you, that makes me feel a lot better haha, I do have a picture of it, but only the top.. The only pictures I had where you could see the whole thing were on my camera and it stopped working on me. 🙁
Post # 7
They could take it up at the waist, or you could get a hoop skirt!
Post # 8
@BrandNewBride: I was thinking about a hoop skirt, actually! But I’ve never worn one.. And I’m not sure as to how to sit in them haha..
Post # 9
@ChessiLeanne: I wore one! They’re actually not that hard!
You sit on the side of your hip, then scoot into the seat. And they’re SUPER flexible (the actual hoops are very thin plastic), so you can squeeze them closed to get into a car!
Post # 10
@ChessiLeanne: Sounds like you need alterations.
Post # 11
The cheapest easiest way to do is to wear a crinoline or add a layer of tulle to lift the skirt up. If you want it to be perfect, have it altered:)
Post # 12
Sounds like your options are either alteration or make it poofier. Of course you could also wear heels.