(Closed) Alterations

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How much were your alterations?
    under $100 : (2 votes)
    9 %
    $100-$200 : (6 votes)
    26 %
    $200-$300 : (4 votes)
    17 %
    $300+ : (11 votes)
    48 %
  • Post # 3
    3482 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    Mine came to $400 and they included: hemming an asymmetrical hem and train, taking in the dress in 1-2 sizes, sewing in cups, and putting in a 15 point bustle.

    Post # 4
    1995 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Mine was $175 and that was taking it in half a size, adding 8 pieces of boning, internal elastic, cups & a 1 pt bussle (hey she threw that in for free!).

    Post # 5
    14657 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Mine were $130 from an independant seamstress.  That included taking it down a few sizes, hem, cups, bustle, and other mending work since it was a little abused from running of brides.  I think i got an awesome deal!

    Post # 6
    5654 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I’m paying $75 the have a seam in the bust moved about a 1/4 of an inch so it wont be loose…. I’ve seen some outrageous prices for alterations so for what you’re getting I think that’s great!

    Post # 7
    22 posts
    • Wedding: May 2011

    My alterations at Davids Bridal ended up being $400.  I had a corset back added to my dress too (which was the majority of the cost), a nice 7-point overbustle done, cups sewn in, and the skirt hemmed.  Is it just me or does David’s intentionally make their average sized (ie. not petite or tall) dresses really long so you HAVE to get them hemmed?  I am 5’6″, and I would have had to put on some serious 6″ hooker heels to avoid hemming!  And the same thing for all my bridesmaids!!  LOL.  Anyways,  my hemming was a bit more expensive because the dress had multiple tiers.  But they did a really good job, and I felt better knowing that if they messed up my dress they had to replace it.  I think that $205 was a great price, especially since you added the corset back. 

    Post # 8
    7295 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    i still i got screwed with mine.  i paid $650 for taking in the sides, hemming a multi layer dress, sewing in double cups, 12 point bustle, adjusting the corset, and doing some weird stitching to the chest so it lays flatter against my chest.  its a lot i know, but $650? really?  i will get over it one day.  just hope i can sell my dress for  a decent price.

    Post # 9
    3482 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    Aha! I knew I forgot something. My alterations also included putting in a sweetheart neckline.

    Post # 10
    225 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I went to my alterations appointment yesterday, also at DB.

    It was 150 total for a hem, cups and bustle. I know it’s pricy, but I don’t know any seamstress in town (I moved to SC a few months ago) and I didn’t want to risk it :s That way if something happens to my dress, I know they will replace it.

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