Post # 1
I am eagerly waiting for my dress to come this week (or next), but I have lost a good number of inches since I first ordered the dress. I have always known that I’ll need a bustle, but now I’ll probably have to have it taken in. I wasn’t planning on starting this whole process until October. That way, my body will have stabilized for a bit, but now I’m worried that it won’t get done in time for the wedding in February.
So my question for the bees:
- How long did your alterations take?
- What did you have done?
- How much did it cost?
Please and thank you!
Post # 3
I started my alterations about 5 weeks before. A lot of places would not even take me before that. My dress will be done tomorrow so it took about for weeks total.
I had cups put in, the bodice taken in, the bottom hemmed, straps added, and a six point bustle. After the second fitting I had to have it taken out a bit by my ribs and taken in more at my waist. She did charge nee extra for having to take it in more because I lost some weight- not sure if all seamstresses are like that.
I paid a total of $330 for all of those alterations.
Post # 4
It took about 3 months for mine. I’ll go pick it up this weekend.
I also have cups put in, the bodice taken in, add more tules on my skirt to make it look fuller and the worst part is the bodice has blings on them so she has to take all the beads off, taken it in then put it back on so it costs me a lot more (than what I expected) for the whole thing. $800!
Post # 5
If I already have a bustier, would it be necessary to get cups sewn into the dress?
Post # 7
@LTD418: I would say yes. They will just hold better and better shape.