Post # 1
She’s doing this for $355:
-shortening the gown
-taking in the bust a lot and a little in the waist
-adding a bussle(bustle?)
-making the train detachable
Does that sound like a good price?
Post # 3
I haven’t had my alterations done yet, but based upon the vague quote I’ve gotten, your price sounds like a good one for the greater Boston area. I’m going to try out an outisde the city (Jamaica Plain) tailor, and he said that the hem alone will be $100, so I think $355 for all you’re having done sounds like a decent deal. I’m expecting to spend $200-300 for taking the hem up and having the entire dress taken in about two sizes (hooray for losing weight, but boo for higher alterations costs!). Good luck!
Post # 4
That sounds like a fair price
Post # 5
I think that sounds like a good price. Mine were $260 i think? for taking it in from the hips to the top, adding the bustle & um 8 tacks?
Post # 6
Sounds good to me. All mine did was sew in some cups, hem it and put the little ties on for the bustle and it was $350
Post # 7
Sounds right on par. I got my alterations for $100 or $120 –can’t recall. I had my dress shortened, the straps shorted, a piece of material put in the slip (to make it bigger), and a bustle, but I know I got a fantastic rate.
Post # 8
sounds right about what it should be. in a bridal store that would run you upwards of 800… private seamstress, about the same as shes charging 🙂
Post # 9
mine was 175 for hem and bustle and the fabric removed from the corset back so you see my back, not the fabric
Post # 10
I’m in the Boston area too and mine is $330 for shortening the lace gown, putting in cups, taking in about 4 inches at the waist and bust, and adding a french bustle so I think that prices is about right.