(Closed) Can a sheer, chiffon material be hemmed?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Chiffon can be hemmed.  It’s a bit of a pain but it can definitely be done.  Do you have a seamstress who is altering your ceremony gown who you could ask to do the reception dress as well?

Post # 4
46465 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@kelseyrose:  Chiffon is hemmed using a rolled hem.

By machine

By hand

Post # 7
9954 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Definitely can be hemmed… having had several of my own long gowns done over the years (and I am short compared to the fact that the average off the rack gown is made for someone in the 5’8″ range … so have to always get full-length gowns hemmed).


Post # 8
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

It can definitely be done but likely won’t be super cheap.  Mine was organza which is a similar hemming method and just a hem cost $300 at the bridal shop.  Hopefully you can find an independent seamstress thought that might be a little less costly.

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