Post # 1
OK so, this is my dress:
It’s a little hard to tell from the pictures, but there are tons of sequins all over the dress and it is full lace. I love the dress but I am a super shorty so like 3-4 inches needs to come off the front of the dress. Before I haul this thing around to a bunch of different seamstresses, does anyone have any idea if hemming this dress is even possible or how much it might cost?
Hemming is the only thing that needs to be done (I was hoping I could just hem the front and leave extra length in the back for a little train, but I wouldn’t be too sad to just hem the whole thing), and I was hoping to keep alterations under $200.
Post # 2
Hemming this dress is absolutely possible and an experienced seamstress will be able to do the train just fine – the shaping of a hem on this dress is super straightforward. The issue is in the finishing of the final hem. Whoever does it will need to remove excess sequins and re-secure (sew) all the ends of the sequin lines down so you don’t molt down the aisle.
I would call ahead and ask them how much it would be to hem a sequin gown, they should be honest with you, but you are looking at easily over $100.
Post # 3
Mine was full of lace and some sparkle. The lace turned out to be applique and they remove that, cut the other fabric then add the lace back on (usually). Either way the edge should not change.