Post # 1
I just had to share this…my seamstress has come to my house-due to the logistics of me having little kids and we both work for the school system and she lives way out in the country and her mother lives in town-well, to make a long story shorter…I’m in need of a shower after school (smelling a bit like a playground after being outside and to the buses with my students) so I have to come home to take one before donning undergarments and my dress.
Not only has it been a major convenience that she has offered to do this-but today, after my fitting, she marked my son’s pants to hem for the wedding, and also one of my bridesmaids needed her neckline tacked closed a bit…get ready now…her quoted price? Around $60! I am in shock! I bought the fabric and materials for my dress to be altered, but $60???? I am going to have to write her a check at least for an even $100 or maybe more. I know that my dress didn’t need much-an “easy” addition of fabric to the neckline and a tiny bit off of the bottom-she said, “it was easy and didn’t take much time”-but it’s also her time to come to my house in addition to her time working on my dress.
I just had to share this-she is terrific!
Post # 3
Wow! Congrats! That’s really good 🙂 My alterations on the dress are around $150, with the bustle being an additional $80…. and I thought that wasn’t TOO bad! 🙂 You found a great deal there!
Post # 4
Yeah that is what I love about the local seamstress! I went to a local one here who was recommended to me by a co-worker, and she only charged me $40 for a three-layered hem (including a chiffon layer she did by hand), taking the bodice in on both sides by about an inch, and completely making my veil over. I wore my mother’s veil, but wanted it to hang in back only, so she removed the head piece and blusher, and even sewed the lace on (originally it had only been glued)! Amazing!
Don’t you love a good deal! Congrats!
Post # 5
good for you. this is another great reason why we should remember we don’t always have to follow the bridal salon’s loco rules about how/when to order or have alterations done. seamstresses in the real world don’t charge 9-zillion dollars. bridal markup.
Post # 6
Wow, that’s awesome!!! My alterations ended up being $325. That part really sucked.
But I bought a sample dress and it was about four sizes too big, plus she had to remove the lace on the seams to take it in (twice, so far) and I had her sew in bra cups and a mermaid crinoline. So it was pretty much a re-working of the dress.
Still…. I was a little shocked by the cost of alterations.