Casablanca hollow to hem?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@angcamp84:  Did the shop tell you it would cost $100? I was told by 2 separate shops that are Casablanca retailers that there is NO fee to have the hem to hollow done by Casablanca.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I am a Casbalanca bride as well and was also told that this designer does not charge for the hollow to hem. I would contact your bridal shop and ask about it, it should not cost you any extra money. 

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@angcamp84:  I’m a bridal consultant and we sell Casablanca dresses and while I don’t feel comfortable sharing what my shop charges for a hollow to hem, it is less than $100 and I was told that what we charge is cost (i.e. we make no profit off of the hollow to hem). Casablanca can also customize the length of a train for you. Unless your shop has a great seamstress who is drastically UNDERcharging clients, then I think it would be far less expensive to have a hollow to hem (even if you are charged $100 for it) and the train made to a custom length than to pay the seamstress to do it. It is more expensive to have the train shortened (since it’s a customization) but probably less than having several layers of chiffon, lining, and crinoline hemmed. The shop should be able to call up Casablanca and get a quote for that customization for you. 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I hate to say it, but I think you might be getting ripped off. Casablanca does not charge for hollow to hem, and their custom changes are very very inexpensive compared to what any dress shop will charge you.

Ex: I had one bridal shop early on tell me that it would be $99 to put in a built in bra, know how much it actually costs?? $5 a cup!!!! If you have the dress number I would shop around- just saying…Good Luck 🙂

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think it could be hemmed easily without a special ordered hem.

 

I had a very intricate lace hem on my Casablanca that would have been a real PITA to hem.  I just added a crinoline and picked it up to walk.  Ordering a new dress was not an option (it was an older sample dress).

 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I had Casablanca do my hollow-to-hem AND zipper to corset change and I think it was $150 for the HTH and $250 for the corset. Maybe it varies by region? I really hope I didnt get ripped off by my salon, but my dress did just  come in and its so amazing. I felt so much better that the changes were being done by the designer that at the end of they day, even if I was ripped off, the $500 was worth the peace of mind.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I had my casablanca done hollow to hem and I customized the dress to have a corset back.  No charge for thee HTH but 180 for the corset.

the bridal shop said casablanca does HTH for free

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