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Ideas on how to hem this dress?

It is way too long and I dont want to wear much of a heel since my fiances short (I know it doesnt matter but I still).  It is syle V8377 on David's Bridal's site.  I was told by my seamstress that it couldn't be done without loosing the detail on the bottom since it doesnt have a seam at the waist. 

Re: Ideas on how to hem this dress?

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    edited April 2010
    Did you buy the dress yet? I know a lot of DB's dresses come in petite from 0P-16P that way you don't have to worry about the length. 
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    If you can't order it in a shorter length, your only option is going to be to remove and re-applique the pieces. You can't even create a waist seam because of the detail at the waist. It will be pricey if you want to do that- the alteration could easily cost as much as the gown if not more.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_attire-accessories_ideas-hem-this-dress?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:15Discussion:295baac9-d896-4b6e-b829-75e59bdded23Post:b3f7ea07-0922-4ed0-99d6-b3a9af596e4d">Re: Ideas on how to hem this dress?</a>:
    [QUOTE]If you can't order it in a shorter length, your only option is going to be to remove and re-applique the pieces. You can't even create a waist seam because of the detail at the waist. It will be pricey if you want to do that- the alteration could easily cost as much as the gown if not more.
    Posted by cqbride[/QUOTE]
    This. The lace should be attached to the dress in such away that it can simply be taken off and moved up. I don't know how expensive it is but it can be done.
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    yeah it is a little bit tricky...i would cut it and then rebead the beading. but it's really time consuming. and can get extremely expensive.

    well, i think u can cut the middle of the skirt up, and then re-sew it on.but then it'll have an ugly seam. but u can actually do an invisble seam on it.
    make sure to get a fashion designer do it, they are better than seamstresses. but get a student who just graduated from college to do it, that way it'll be kinda cheap.

    or u can just cut and sew it, but cver the seam with a single layer of lace or lace with beadings. it'll be a lot of work but i think no one will notice it that way.(do it urself)

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