Hemming A Wedding Gown With Applique


Hi! This is Jiex at Jiex DIY. I’m doing another requested video. It’s the hem, doing the hem with applique. As you can see I already took some of the applique off. I still have to take some, the rest of them, so I can hem it up. And will show you how to put it back too! They used an invisible nylon thread on the applique so it’s hard to see. It is easier to rip the stitches if you work from inside. They use a regular thread on the bobbin. I only have to hem the front. So I measured 10″ from one side seam toward the back and marked it. And I did the same on the other side. I started ripping from the first mark, work my way toward the front until I reached the second mark. After I was done ripping the applique, I cut off the extra length from the dress where my mark was. Just cutting away! Then I lay the applique on the dress lining up the edges of the lace applique and the tulle. To make it easier to sew, pin it in place, making sure your edges are lined up. This particular wedding dress does not have beads. So I can sew the applique on using my sewing machine. Most of the time the applique is loaded with beads. In that case, you have to sew the applique by hand. You might wanna pin your applique to the exact place you want it to be. Making sure there is no pucker. Looks good! Every thing is laid nicely. Since I’m using my machine for this dress, I will sew along the edges of the applique. If sewing by hand because of beads, flip the dress and sew from the inside. That way your thread will not get caught on the beads and sequence. Sew along the top edges of the applique. I’m going to sew this now. I’m sewing along the top of the applique using a polyester thread. I don’t like using the nylon or invisible thread. It will be hard to rip if I make mistakes. Keep checking, making sure there is no pucker. Hope you learn something form this video, And this is Jiex sharing the joy of sewing one stitch at a time.

9 thoughts on “Hemming A Wedding Gown With Applique

  1. Thank you Jiex for sharing your knowledge! Love your videos. What kind of sewing machine are you using? Also what was the stitch length you used when re-attaching the applique?

  2. Love this video! I had to figure out how to do this a few months ago for my wedding dress. It is very scary at first because you are likely to make holes in the tulle.

  3. Hi I want to thankful for your great tutorials I really save a lot of a money by using your videos. thank you and wish you the best😉💖⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

  4. On the places where the laced overlap on top of another lace motif, do you sew it on top or take some of it off? Thanks

  5. hi there, i was wondering when u line up the lace along a curve hemline, like a circular veil or circular train at the end of a dress, do u have any problems with the lace bunch up/gather/at the curve part? If yes, how do u make the lace lay flat? Do u snip off a small part of the lace that gather upwards and then readjust the lace to lay flat? I'm currently doing a project that scallop lace hem the edge of a curve, and the height of my lace is around 7", whenever i reach the curve part, a lot just gather up and i have to snip off a lot for the lace to lay flat, but that would ultimately modify the pattern of the scallop lace. I hope u understand what I'm saying and i could really use some help here. Thank you 🙂

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