(Closed) Anyone have alterations on their lace dresses

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Did your lace alterations turn out ok?
    I had it taken in and everything turned out great : (3 votes)
    60 %
    I had it let out and everything turned out great : (0 votes)
    I had it taken in and there were places that didn't line up exactly but it was ok : (0 votes)
    I had it let out and there were places that didn't line up exactly but it was ok : (0 votes)
    I had it taken in and OMG what a disaster : (0 votes)
    I had it let out and OMG what a disaster : (0 votes)
    Puppies are cute : (2 votes)
    40 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    6537 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    My lace dress alterations were great. I picked a seamstress that is pretty much a local legend about 3 hours from me. I actually made the drive 3 times, 3 hours each way, for alterations because she’s apparently a miracle worker.

    I did not need the length fixed, as I ordered it in the appropriate length from the designer. I did need the straps taken up a bit. She also did some alterations to the back of my dress, making it more of a “V” instead of straight across to make it more flattering. She changed the zipper that was on it to an invisible zipper, and when she did that she also let it out a smidgen on each side.

    I wore Allure 8634 http://allurebridals.com/store_productdetail.aspx?pid=40d9i3264977gid7b6cg

    I think it’s just key to get an awesome seamstress. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    6537 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @NurseMandie:  I want to say that I paid around $450? It was going to be a bit more, but my bustle changed and brought the price down. She normally charged $10/point for the bustle. Because my dress was 2 layers (champagne underlay and lace overlay) she was going to do 6 points – 3 on the bottom layer, and 3 on top lace layer right over top of the bottom layer. After she started working, she decided to actually tack the top/bottom layer together at the “point” because she was worried if someone stepped on my dress I’d lose the top layer points and not the bottom. So in the end instead of $60 for my bustle is was $30.

    She also did a few more things that I listed, like adding a cup to one side (one boob bigger than the other…lol) as well as taking a little lace from altering the straps and adding it to the “V” in my dress to try and make it a tad more modest. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    3078 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I had my dress taken in and she added a bustle and my dress turned out perfect!  She also softened the neckline a little bit.

    Post # 7
    Member
    4436 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Your dress will look gorgeous as a mermaid! I’m going to have my dress (already more of a mermaid than fit n flare) taken in more around the thighs and bum to be super-fitted, maybe a bit more crinoline added, possibly bustle for the sweep train and probably shortened a bit. My dress salesperson said to budget $300-400, but she said only in very rare, extreme cases would the cost be more than that. 

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