(Closed) Lace Dress + Lack of Hollow Hem = UH OH

posted 11 years ago in Dress
Post # 18
1011 posts
Bumble bee

My sister got a lace dress that also had a sash.  She ordered it hollow to hem (b/c mom & I told her to).  The bridal salon tried to get her to just order it, saying it would be $75 cheaper.  Their solution to hemming was to cut it at the waist.  Since there’s a sash, it would be the easist way–the seam would be covered by the sash.  The other alternative is to move the lace from the bottom.  They tell me it’s very common to do so.

Post # 19
267 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Agree with Iswimibikeirun; If there is a seam at the top they told me they would just pull it up at the seam or if there is no seam hey would just remove the scallop @ the bottom and sew it back on. It’s very common. My dress is lace and that is waht they will be doing!

Post # 20
1523 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

mrs mossman, where did you buy your dress? I bought mine at The perfect Bride in Rocky River! If you want to take your dress somewhere else besides the salon for alterations try Julianne’s in Olmsted Falls. They are a wedding dress consignment store, but their alterations department is awesome.

Good luck, the dress is beautiful!

Post # 21
256 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I couldn’t get hallow to hem for mine (apparantly I am too short, funny cuz I thought that was the whole point!)  Anyway, the seamstress removed the bottom edge of lace, cut the excess length and then resewed the bottom edge as other bees have said.  It looks great, you would never know they did it!  I do wish my bridal salon had an alterations package like yours does, I think at $500+ I would have fallen into the biggest package!

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