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Wedding dress hemming and trains

Katie, on November 25, 2019 at 7:08 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 14
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I just bought my wedding dress yesterday and I'm so excited! When it comes in and I get it fitted, I will need it hemmed a lot- I'm 5'0. I want to have as long of a train as my dress allows- is it possible to keep some of that extra length in the back instead of hemming it to make the train longer, while still hemming in the front? I dont know anything about sewing that's why I'm asking. It might be impossible! Thanks for your help!

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Latest activity by Dixie, on June 22, 2021 at 8:41 PM
  • Kristen
    Master November 2020
    Kristen ·
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    What do you think about maybe getting a veil that is longer than the train of the dress? I think if you add more length to the Dress you're going to have to pay for that. Doesn't hurt to ask a seamstress and see what is doable but there are some Cathedral length Veil that are very long.
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  • K
    Beginner October 2021
    Katie ·
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    That's a great idea and something I will definitely consider! I do love long veils. I more mean just cutting less off of the back of the dress, rather than adding length, if that makes sense. Again I dont even know if thats something that is possible
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  • Kristen
    Master November 2020
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    Do you have a picture of your dress? Hey you should try and get it how you want it lol. All a steamstress.
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  • K
    Beginner October 2021
    Katie ·
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    This is my dress! It's the picture from the website. The model is much taller than me 😂
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  • Shelly
    Devoted January 2021
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    They should be able to hem it in the front and keep length in the back.
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  • Kristen
    Master November 2020
    Kristen ·
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    I agree. I think that dress can easily be hemmed and the good thing is that even though you are not as tall as that model the train isn't very long so if you do decide to go with a cathedral style Veil it won't take away from the train of the dress.
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  • E
    Devoted November 2019
    Emily ·
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    I didn’t want the hem adjusted on mine so I wore heels ! My FH is very tall so I was happy to be able to stand closer to him
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  • Kristen
    Master November 2020
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    I mean if you can avoid alterations and paying that than go for it. I think the longer Veil would be a nice accompaniment but try some out.
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  • Benya
    Dedicated May 2021
    Benya ·
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    I actually ordered mine in the petite size, so it's 4" shorter than regular one. They actually kept the train the same length as the regular and just made the front shorter. I'm also getting a cathedral length veil as well
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    VIP July 2017
    Becky ·
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    When I had mine hemmed they only pinned (and then hemmed) the front - the seamstress didn't touch the train.

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  • Kari
    Master May 2020
    Kari ·
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    I bought my dress pre-owned and when I was looking at pre-worn dresses quite a few brides had the dress hemmed in the front only to leave a small train. I'm sure it depends a bit on the style of the dress and it may not work with certain silhouettes or perhaps dresses with intricate applique work at the bottom, but with at least some styles it is definitely possible!

    The best thing to do would be to ask your seamstress.

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  • Rose
    Devoted February 2020
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    I'm 5'1 and my seamstress is keeping the train and just altering the front so I can walk without tripping and then she's bustling the back. I have a mermaid dress btw.

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  • K
    Beginner October 2021
    Katie ·
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    Wow this is all great information! Thank you all do much! Hopefully they can just pin the front for the hemming when it comes in but I will probably do cathedral veil as well.
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  • Dixie
    Just Said Yes September 2021
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    Do you have pictures of your dress? I have a mermaid style dress with very long train. I'm not even 5ft. Seamstress has seen pictures of dress and said its no problem but scares me. I meet with her in july
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