Post # 1
I found a dress online that I really love its a Cocomedoly LD3569. I am getting it custom made to my mesurements. However, I am concered that the hollow to hem mesurement of 60 inches will be to short. I am 5’8 and want to wear shoes with a 1-1.5 inch heel.
I wanted to know should I be worried about the lenght of the hem and should I add extra lenght or, is 60 inches just enough lenght.
Post # 2
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
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
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.
Post # 5
great advice, thank you ladies!