A shoulder alteration can mean all the beads and lace over the area to be adjusted must be carefully removed and replaced.
Inside a hem there is often a band of crinoline stiffening to help keep it's shape so this needs to be unpicked and replaced at the new level.
We get some poorly dresses that need a tender touch. Here the lace had snagged and pulled a long vertical rip that had to be carefully repaired.
Replacing the lace on a shortened hem using a darning foot and free machine sewing with invisible thread.
The dress net monster must be tamed!