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Date: 6/24/14 7:00 AM

I am doing an alteration on a wedding dress that needs shortening by 4"
The dress has a long train and she does not want to lose any of
the length. the dress and train are sewn together at the side seam . is it better to do this from the waist as to get to the hem and sides I have had to take the top of the dress off .
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Date: 6/24/14 10:10 AM

There are several variables that would go into making that decision.

+ Would it be possible to post a picture of the gown (ft/bk) or a link to a picture?

+ Is the hem the ONLY alteration that needs to happen? .... or are there any bodice or other skirt alterations.

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Date: 6/24/14 11:20 AM

Will try and take some photos but it will be tomorrow am before I get chance. there was some alterations to the top which I have done.

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Date: 6/24/14 1:42 PM

If the hem is fancy, with ruffles or lace or some such feature, it's much easier to hem from the waist.

But, if the hem is simple and modern, plain or with a single string of beads or something, it's easier to hem from the bottom.

It's easy to keep the full length of the train, but you may need to continue the hem slightly past the side seams.

Have her wear the dress and stand on a chair for easier hemming.

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Date: 6/24/14 11:42 PM

Hi, Im doing a wedding dress right now and hemming with a train.
I ususally hem and taper back to the train where it starts and just taper off slowly. I will post pictures later as i start doing the hem.
If its beaded waist is where you should take it up.

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