Post # 1
I haven’t bought it yet, but at the moment the front runner for my dress is the Allure w353 (which I’ve found a sample in pristine condition for a bargain price). The only issue with the dress is that I love the dramatic skirt and train but I’m a lot shorter than the model and worried that when it is hemmed the proportions will look odd and I’ll lose too much of the skirt I love.
Do you think it will be possible to have the skirt raised (ie take it apart, hem the bodice then re-attach the full skirt) rather than hemming it from the bottom?
Post # 2
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It should be. I have seen people have it done before. I’m sure it wouldn’t be a problem for a good seamstress.
Post # 3
I can’t comment to that specific dress, but I know it’s commonly done for dresses that have an intricate hem–think a lace edge, that sort of thing. I will say that the way the ruching is done on the hips, that would come up higher if you raised it at the waist. Just something to consider.
Another petite Bee posted recently about a very similar (the same?) dress that she ordered in petite and actually didn’t like as much as the regular sample she tried on, due to differences in where the floofy part of the skirt started. So maybe you’ll actually prefer it this way?
Post # 4
Thank you bourdon – I saw the post from the other petite Bee and it is the same dress. I’m a bit taller than her – about 5’5 compared to her 5’2 I think. I’ve tried on a similar Alfred Sung dress where the poufy skirt started higher up and I think where that skirt sat suited my shape better and was a bit more comfortable. The Alfred Sung was much more expensive though and had a satin bodice which I wasn’t as keen on, hence leaning towards the Allure dress if the alterations are possible.
I’m going back to see the allure again tomorrow with a friend so I’ll have a chat with the consultant about the alterations and see what they say.