Post # 1
Has anyone had this issue? I took my floor length bridesmaid’s dress to be altered and hemmed and the lady hemmed it too short. Has this happened to anyone? Is there anything that can be done? I am going back next week to meet with the lady who did the alterations but I need some info in the meantime to help calm my nerves! The material of the dress is chiffon. 🙁
Post # 2
phillypheet: How much shorter are we talking? Is there any extra material in the hem?
My wedding dress had a chiffon overlay – had to be hemmed 6 inches (at least . . . I’m short) and the original hem and the after alterations hem were pretty small – i.e. not any extra fabric there to speak of, due to the softness of the material. So I don’t know if it would be as easy as just letting the hem out, unfortunately.
Can you find some matching/coordinating chiffon fabric to make a second tier/layer underneath the original skirt to give you some length back?
Post # 3
Did you have her measure you wearing the shoes that you will wear with the dress or did you give her the measurement of the amount you wanted it shortened? If you told her how much to shorten the dress you will likely have no recourse as she just followed instructions.
If you tried on the dress and she marked the new hem, did she not show you in a full length mirror what she had marked and ask for your agreement?
Did she do a rolled hem? This is the proper hem for sheer material. If so, there is no extra material to let the hem down.
Can you wear flat shoes instead of the shoes you were planning to wear?
Post # 4
The dress is about 2 inches off the floor so you can see my feet and it looks bad. She measured me in the dress, with my flat sandals on. She did not show me in a mirror, just confirmed with me that it was to the floor when I asked. She has hemmed dresses for me before and never messed up so I thought I could trust her. Since my sandals are already flat there isn’t much I can do about it I guess — and yes, she did a rolled hem. I am so sad about this!
Post # 5
phillypheet: Any chance that there is another (shorter) bridesmaid who wears a similar size as you that hasn’t gotten her dress altered yet?
Post # 6
emstar168: That is a really good idea — I will check with the others! Thank you!