(Closed) I almost choked when i got my alterations quote.

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Glad everything worked out!  You were smart to investigate other options.

I have an alterations appointment this weekend and I am a little nervous!  But luckily I found a dress that is just the right length, so the only thing they should have to do is bustle and take in on the sides.

Post # 4
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14183 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Yeah um, hemming is not rocket science, dude. And definitely not a $200 job. That’s why we have sewing machines nowadays….they make everything magically quick. Kudos for gong to the dry cleaners, though! THey’ll do a fine job.

And yay for $45 for the newer panels on top!

Post # 5
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1232 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

That is so weird that she would give you a $45 dollar deal and then try and charge you that outrageous amount for a hem… I’m glad you found a better deal πŸ™‚

Post # 7
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4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

That’s ridic.  I wouldn’t want to pay $200 for it either.  But I bet a lot of brides do because they don’t know of any other places. 

Post # 8
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1243 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Yay for you!

This is something that is scaring me because I just bought my dress and it needs significant alterations.  I bought a sample (which was LUCKY), but it’s too big in the bust area (who thought I’d EVER say that?!?) and I want to have the a-line skirt made into a much slimmer a-line.  Basically, I have a dress with excellent bones that I want to be similar to a MUCH more expensive dress (it’s the curse of falling in love with something that is over your price range and you’re too much of a control freak to break the budget).  You’ve given me hope that there ARE options if I get a quote for $500.  lol  

THANKS!

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think $45 for the top and back alterations is good because while it’s relatively simple, the undoing and repinning will take her at least an hour, probably hour and a half to finish it all. It is a pain to undo stitches and repin them. It’s not hard but it’s time consuming. It always amazes me how long it takes to pin things together carefully. I wouldn’t do my own neckline necessarily, so I’d pay $45 to have it done. But i would no way in heck pay $200 for the hem sheesh.

Post # 12
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1981 posts
Buzzing bee

Oh wow, your dry cleaners had a good save there! And I think $45 for work up top is a good deal, too. So you should be all set, as long as she’ll just do the work up there quality now that she might know you’re going elsewhere for the hem. (Some people just aren’t professionals, you know?)

I’m not trying to worry you though!

Post # 14
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2344 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Man, I am scared to go for my alterations appointment in a month! I am going to need it taken in all over, but at least I don’t need to get it hemmed. Good luck with the dry cleaners – let us know how it turns out, as I might want to go with a dry cleaners seamstress as well if my seamstress is astronomical.

Post # 16
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1565 posts
Bumble bee

This is why I bought a dress that fit me off the rack – no alternations necessary πŸ™‚

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