(Closed) How much did your corset back alteration cost?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Is 500.00 for corset back and hem alterations normal?
    Yes sounds about right : (1 votes)
    5 %
    No way thats too much! : (20 votes)
    95 %
  • Post # 3
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    307 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I had the back of my dress altered from zipper to corset, and I was quoted $200 for that plus any alterations the dress required other than that.  I negotiated with them over the price of the dress and got all alterations included, so I can’t say for sure whether that would have been the final price, but $500 sounds like a lot to me – unless it’s more complicated than mine… I wore Mikaella 1406.  Hope that helps!

    Post # 4
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    204 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Uh no, that’s outrageous. I paid 30 some dollars for a yard of fabric from the same company that I ordered my dress from, the seamstress charged me $75 so all in all a little over a hundred.  My hem is only $95, I would call another seamstress…

    Post # 5
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    2116 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Sounds a bit nuts to me.. shop around a little

    Post # 7
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    2550 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Yes, that’s high.  I’m using an independent seamstress since I purchased online and alterations won’t cost that much.  Remember that the store has to add for overhead so you will get a better deal w/ indpendents.

    Hope this helps!!!!

    Post # 8
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    454 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I paid $415 for the corset back with a panel, hem, bustle, and changing to a sweetheart neckline.  I thought my price was kinda high so I do think $500 is too much for just the corset and hem.

    Post # 9
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    39 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I just had them change my dress from a zipper to a corset baack that was $95.  My hem was $120(ish).  $500 is way to much if they’re just taking out the zipper and putting in a back panel and something to tie it with. 

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