(Closed) Can dresses made with chiffon fabric be hemmed?

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would imagine so – my wedding gown is chiffon, as was my last one, and both were/are being hemmed a LOT. 

Good luck!

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Yes. Chiffon is hemmed with a roll hem. The dress is basically cut to almost the length you need, then the edge is just rolled and very fine stitches used to hem.

Or, you can do a rolled hem on a serger.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

My dress has chiffon on it, and it is being hemmed, so I would imagine so, haha.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I just went in to get a bridesmaids dress hemmed and it had a (very poorly cut) chiffon layer, so she’ll be fixing it up for me. If you love the dress, pick it! 🙂

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

yes they can

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

It is absolutely possible but I caution you that at times it can be costly.  My bridesmaids got long chiffon which had three layers that had to be hemmed and then brought up in the shoulder and it cost somewhere in the area of $150 just for alterations.  This is not a costly seamstress either because she is who I went to for my dress (I felt super bad when I realized how much alterations would be 🙁

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

yep. i was a bridesmaid with a hemmed chiffon dress, and the bms at my wedding wore chiffon and i think some of them got it hemmed

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