Post # 1
I fell in love with this dress. It’s a little bigger than I thought my wedding dress would look like, but it is beautiful and dramatic.
Now the question is whether I should spend hundreds of dollars hemming it and risking changing the design of the skirt. I’m 5’4″ and tried it on wearing heels that are 3″ high. I went to a seamstress because I knew David’s Bridal will overcharge. However, the seamstress said it is a complex job to hem/adjust the skirt and quoted me $350. She did provide an alternative- wearing a hoop petticoat underneath.
I tried that, wearing a hoop petticoat of medium fullness, and it sure picked up the dress so that I didn’t step on it. The problem is, it looked too big- almost like a ball gown. I don’t want to wear it this big, as it would make my movement and dancing with the fiancee difficult, plus it changed the way the dress looks a bit.
Anyone has experience with dealing with the length of Vera Wang’s gown? Suggestions?
Post # 3
@snowcreeks: Hmm it sounds to me like you’ve exhausted your options, but i’m gonna bump this thread in hopes that someone has another solution for you! On second thought – Have you tried a crinoline rather than a petticoat? Something with a little less fullness?
Post # 4
@snowcreeks: is there any way a seamstress can hem the skirt by removing it, cutting it (where it was connected at the waist), and then sewing it back on? (I hope that made sense). So the bottom of the skirt isn’t cut…They would essentially be bringing up the skirt as opposed to removing inches off the bottom.
Post # 5
I tried this dress on DB and they told me they alter it by taking off the skirt and brigning it up, rather than by hemming it from the bottom. I’m not sure that’s cheaper, but that may be worth looking into.
It’s a beauty! I loved that dress.
Post # 6
Thank you ladies!
I will ask the seamstress and david’s bridal for that option of moving the dress up and see how much it cost. I personally like it a bit low because it shows more of my curves. If I decide to keep it, I might get a petticoat that is slightly full (if there’s such a thing, probably for A-line dresses). Or change into another dress for reception (although this dress already puts me over my budget).
Post # 7
@snowcreeks: when I said they would bring the skirt up that doesn’t mean it sits higher on your body. They would just hem the skirt from the top of the skirt as opposed to bottom and then see it back on in the same place it was before. Hope that makes better sense.