Post # 1
How much have you heard of or how much did you spend on lace dress alterations? Any recommendations for Orange County and Los Angeles county seamstress?
I’m stuck on two different dresses, one just plain lace Maggie Sottero Karena Royale, and one with beading and sequins Allure 8488. Not sure which dress to choose yet as I need to factor in alterations costs with my total budget for my dress.
I am a bridal size 8-10…My bust and waist is a size 8, and my hips are size 10…So I’m thinking of purchasing a size 10….
Post # 3
I’ve been told (by many stores) that the average cost is between $100-400, but that number varies depending on your size and the exact alterations needed.
Post # 4
It really depends on what type of alterations you would be getting. I am wearing a lace gown and my alterations are going to be $412.99. My alterations include resizing and reshaping the bust and sides, a custom 6 point French bustle, and steaming, pressing, and cleaning; if needed, of all layers. I am not getting my gown hemmed because I will be wearing four and a half inch heel and a very full crinoline, so with both of them the gown lifts it just enough. My gown is a lace ballgown, so depending on what type of gown you have, your alterations could be more or less.
Post # 5
These seamstresses are both highly recommended: Alterations by Mahtab (OC) and Renee in Stitches (Woodland Hills). Renee worked on one of my dresses and she is very sweet to work with. Mahtab is usually booked two months in advance. Depending on what exactly you need, I’m estimating the cost would be $100-$300. The alterations in the bridal stores usually cost twice that.