(Closed) Alterations Question

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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3564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Meh…I don’t know if I would find it necessary to  have a muslin fittiing, a lining fitting AND the three fittings. I guess it depends on if you feel like the dress really needs to be molded to your body, or whether once it’s in the right size if it will fit fairly well. I had a sample size 12 dress altered down  to fit me (I’m a street size 2ish) and I had I think 3 or 4 fittings, and that was plenty. They’re not going to cap you at three fittings if the dress still isn’t exactly right. So I would probably just do the three fittings, although $100 isn’t that much to spend for more peace of mind….

Post # 6
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572 posts
Busy bee

If they measure you correctly, then 3 fittings are ample opportunity to get it right. Why pay extra money…unless you do not have faith in the salon.

Post # 7
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489 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I don’t think its necessary.  But if you are already worried about the top fitting and you can afford it, it doesn’t seem like a big deal.  Do you have to go farther to get to the showroom?

Post # 8
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699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m going to go with “definitely do it at the designer’s showroom”.  For only $100 more, you’re really getting a custom dress, and since you’re concerned about the fit of the top, I think it’s totally worth it.  What you already spent on the dress is sunk cost anyway.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

For a $100 more, I would definitely go with the designer’s showroom too.  It is much easier to make a dress fit from a toile (your muslin pieces) than trying to make it fit after the fact, even with the custom measurements.  And I think it would be a fun experience.

Post # 12
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540 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My mom used to work for a bridal salon, but is now a seamstress at her own business, so I know for a fact that bridal salons charge an arm and a leg.  You can get the same quality of work elsewhere for less… just sayin.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Oh and gorgeous dress btw.

Post # 16
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572 posts
Busy bee

Looks like it is a win win…can’t wait to see the finished result. You can’t get more custom than that. I understand the challenges of our bodies. 🙂 But I agree that the price of alterations sucks!

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