Post # 1
so, I had my 2nd fitting last night and it was SO exciting to see the changes that were made (and I seriously can’t wait until the dress actually fits – though that won’t be for another month or so since he won’t take in the sides until way closer to the wedding)
he hemmed the bottom of my dress and now I am getting nervous that it might be too short. – he said that it is standard to have the dress 1/2 to 1 inch off the ground so that I don’t step all over it, etc – but is that right? Should it be touching the ground? (though that will mean it will DRAG on the ground if I change into the reception shoes I bought) or is it okay to see a small peak of the shoes? My dress is a fit & flare (not sure if it matters to know the style when figuring out the hem)
I mean, I trust him – he designed for priscilla for years and has been super great at everything else – I just am all of a sudden nervous it will look silly (guess I could buy shorter shoes if it does once he’s done?)
Was/will your dress be slightly off the floor or will it be touching?
Post # 3
Typically, the are hemmed at about 1/2 inch off of the floor WITH shoes on. Did you have your shoes on during the fitting??
Post # 4
My dress was actually probably a bit more than an inch off the floor, but that wasn’t because it was hemmed… it was because the new dress didn’t have as much give as the floor model had when I tried it on. I really didn’t notice it…
Post # 5
@melisslp: oh i definitely had my shoes on! They are almost 4 inches – so if he had pinned it with a half inch up in stocking feet I would be in BIG trouble! haha
it looked a bit too high in the mirror at first, but he said that was because you could see all of the under layers (which need to be hemmed too)
plus, maybe i was just thinking that since the only way i have ever tried it on was with inches of it puddling around me!
thanks ladies! 🙂
Post # 6
My consultant recommended at least half an inch, and preferably a full inch, off the floor. She said otherwise people will step on your dress, which could tear the dress or cause a major wardrobe malfunction up top (if your dress is strapless)!
Post # 7
basically when you walk the hem shouldn’t be folding under.. most time when you stand still it looks like it’s fine but when you start walking you realize it’s too long…
Post # 8
It sounds about right what he’s doing as long as you were 1. wearing the shoes and 2. he plans on pinning the crinoline to the same height, etc. My seamstress took up my crinoline and made it a tad bit shorter than my dress and it was PERFECT.
Post # 9
@LittleRiver: haha! that is what i was thinking – my dress is strapless and all i could picture was dancing the night away and having a SERIOUS wardrobe malfunction if someone happened to step on it!
phew – i am feeling a lot better about it now – thanks ladies! i guess with under two months to go, i have begun focusing on all the little details and obsessing over those to try and keep my mind off the more drama-filled things 😉