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By Anonymous / Sunday 14 April 2013 14:22 / United States - Big Lake
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By  dashizam  |  10

You're old enough for prom, but can't hem a dress?

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  Lintu777  |  9

It is possible that OP has a very nice and expensive dress that is not easily hemmed like say, a pair of pants. Though I agree that she could have offered a service to her grandmother for her efforts.

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  greenfishbait  |  19

#24, I am most definitely not spending hundreds of dollars to dance in a room full of people I don't like, so I'll be good haha. I just meant not everyone old enough to go to prom knows how to hem. Unless OP and I are the only two, then I'll feel dumb.

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  JaneChemi_fml  |  21

it was a joke 22. calm down

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  bamagrl410  |  31

Nope you're not alone. I'm 21 & the only thing I can do with a needle & thread is close a hole (and not very well) if something ripped haha. Wish I had learned from my great-grandma though.

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  VannahJane  |  17

My grandmother taught me to sew when i was younger. Prom dresses are extremely hard to sew because of their materials. Sewing is not a common skill for the average person these days.

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  dashizam  |  10

Wow. Apparently I need to get out more. I can't imagine not being able to sew.

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  wldd0g  |  9

Learning to sew is a skill. Some know how and others don't. But it SHOULD be common knowledge to at least know the basics. You never know when it could be handy. I was never taught to use a needle and thread, but I figured it out with time. Works great for wounds and lost buttons.

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  Ameel_fml  |  19

To be fair, hemming a wedding/prom/evening dress is much more difficult than hemming a pair or pants or shorts. Not all seamstresses would know how to do it properly. My grandmother was a seamstress who specifically worked on wedding/prom/etc dresses for this exact reason. Why not take it to a dress store? They usually do alterations. Or at least send them away to alter. Hell, the place you bought it might even do it for free if you're lucky.

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  sulitak  |  26

I'm old enough to be married and have kids. I cannot hem formal dresses. I can hem pants... but formal dresses take SKILL to hem and look good

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I'm sorry on behalf of the human race that we don't all know how to hem a dress. It's crazy, I mean, what has the world come to when a teenaged girl who probably has a life, doesn't know how to hem a dress?

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  billyz77  |  24

Or maybe she can do it herself. Just because grandma is a seamstress doesn't mean she wants to spend her off-hours doing the same boring shit she has to do at work. OP acts like she's offended because grandma doesn't want to be her lapdog.

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  hama806  |  19

Sometimes when a person isn't working the last thing they want to do is whatever they do at work. But I agree with 3, do something nice in return. A hand massage might do the trick.

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  M3DIC4T3  |  29

I agree, however the OP's grandma isn't just "some person".

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  MuseFan1991  |  14

my mother in law is a seamstress, and regularly does hems for free for family members because it's a 2 second job. however, as some people have said already, prom/wedding dresses are more complicated because of the size and material. OP could have at least offered to pay for it

By  TwoOneFive  |  11

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  jeepers_1  |  21

I kinda doubt OP or anyone for that matter would want to learn to hem for the first time on their likely expensive prom dress... usually you want to start a bit smaller...

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  thewife5  |  19

Well... I agree the teenager should learn to hem, although not on a prom dress. And "most teenagers don't know how" isn't a valid excuse on something so basic.

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  Dracoboxer357  |  35

5- You're probably bang on the money. It's like a massage therapist working for 8 hours straight with his hands, may not be too thrilled to come home to have his wife ask him for a back rub, just because he knows how to. ;)

By  kaoticangel  |  8

Why do you automatically assume she wants to? She does it for a living, why would you want her. You're the oldest, you can learn to so it.

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  VannahJane  |  17

Usually family members are willing to help other family members to make them happy. I'm sure that is what OP originally thought. Most prom dress materials are extremely hard to sew and only a professional would be able to. It would be stupid to try to sew a prom dress up as your first sewing project.

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  BellaBelle_fml  |  23

I think the OP was thinking, based on her stating that she's the oldest and this is her first prom, meaning its the first prom out of the grand kids, that her grandmother would be excited for her, as this is a sort of 'coming of age', and want to hem the dress to make the night that much more special. Not necessarily meaning she wanted to take advantage of her grandma or that she doesn't know how to sew herself. But that is simply my take on the situation. I could be wrong.

By  yeti37  |  16

So, sew!

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