Anyone get their dress altered at Macy's on State?

posted 3 years ago in Chicago
Post # 3
2454 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have not gotten my dress altered at Macys but I just had an awesome experience with Grace Bridal in Lakeview/Wrigelyville. I HIGHLY recommend her. And her prices are very reasonable. 

Post # 4
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I am getting mine altered through Crafty Broads. They are great and affordable. I think all the “authorities” say to not get the dress altered at the purchase place to save money. 

Post # 6
53 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I don’t have personal experience, but I had two friends purchase their dress and have it altered at Macy’s on State last summer.  Both had good experiences, no complaints.  At least previously (when I shopped there and for both of these gals), there was a flat fee of $250 for alterations.  Evidently that’s changed. 

Re: the hem, I think the lace hem is pretty standard these days.  The manufacturers make the dresses so that the hem can be adjusted by readjusting the lace underneath.  If you look closely on the bottom of the dress, you can see where the lace is sewn in for the hem; this has to be undone and re-sewn to length (a step that would be eliminated if you ordered it un-attached).  My seamstress (Mary Catomy in the northern burbs) handled this on my dress just fine.  She knew immediately what to do.  

Hope this helps. Good luck!

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