hollow to hem, help!

posted 1 year ago in Dress
Post # 2
862 posts
Busy bee

catherine18 :  I would get an extra inch or two because the excess fabric can always be made shorter but you cant make the dress longer.

Post # 3
1610 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I just had this conversation with my dressmaker.

Hollow to hem should take into account your height in the shoes you are planning to wear.  So in a nutshell, have yourself measured in the shoes you are actually going to wear or something with similar height.  

Be realistic about that hem….you don’t want to be tripping/stepping over the dress.  So if you can, provide a picture of exactly how you want that hem to fall on the floor.  I just found a pic online and sent it to my dressmaker.  I wanted to be crystal clear on how that hem looked.

Post # 4
1807 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Usually,  they ask how tall your heels will be or ask you to wear your wedding shoes for the measurements with the heels you intend to wear.  I ordered my custom dress online too and am not wearing heels,  so the numbers looked strange to the dressmaker and she emailed me to make sure.

I’d also recommend paying a professional to do the measurements.  I had my roomie so them and my dress came out a little big and I think it’s because of measurements. It’s doesn’t look big to anyone else,  but I can tell i could take it in maybe .5 to.75 inches. 

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