(Closed) Hemming 7 inches – Lace + Mermaid (pics)

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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721 posts
Busy bee

I have, my dress is T180 Jasmine Couture with many lace applique on the end http://jasminebridal.com/product_detail.asp?hidP_Style_ID=T180 and I need to shorten like 4-5″. My seamstress is basically remove all appliques, cut the skirt to follow correct height, then (hand!-) restitch the appliques. She is just too amazing. Yours is doable too. Not easy, but totally doable 

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Same thing for me….. Costly but seamstress had no issue. Like PP she just removed the entire lace border and then cut dress to fit and hemmed it. The. Finally she sewed all the lace trim back on by hand 

my wedding was a bit ago but my dress was Thalia by sophia tolli if you want to look at it 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I’m not sure what you mean, why would you end up with a mullet dress if you didn’t want one? a seamstress could shorten the train too if you wanted.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

It’s hard to say without seeing how the dress looks on you. I don’t think it’s as simple as cutting the bottom after removing and reapplying the appliques and details. You might have to take up some of material around the torso so the dress sits at the hips where they have to be… If that made any sense. 7 inches is a lot, so I doubt its only your legs that are out of proportion (that’d be weird if your torso was long as the tall dresses and then your legs were short). With mermaid eveningwear, you may even have to adjust where the dress flares out to sit around your knees also, if you are short the material above it needs to be adjusted. Not a simple thing to do, but still doable.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

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faerie87:  Maybe you could take the picture to a seamstress and have a chat about what might be possible?

Post # 10
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Helper bee

I’ve altered many dresses and I’m in the process of making my gown now. The other posters described the process nicely. Find a seamstress and she will remove the lace border, trim the netting and reapply it by hand. If you want her to trim the train the process is the same.

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