I just ordered a Casablanca 1902 from a shop that doesn't tell who their designers are, but i was able to figure out that i tried on & fell in love with a Casablanca 1902. Anyway, after i ordered a day later I thought & got concerned about the hemline because the dress has lace appliques all around near the bottom of the dress & they did not take a hallow to hem measurement. I called them & they told me that i have nothing to worry about, that the dress comes in a standard size. I'm 5'3" & concerned that any hem adjustment will require cutting into the lace. She still assured me it will not be a problem. I feel i have no choice but to wait. Any suggestions out there??? has any petite person had a problem with a casablanca 1902 or lace near the hem?