(Closed) Is it possible to have alterations completed in a week?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Yes, it can be altered in a week.  It all depends on how many dresses she has to alter.  I suggest you find a seamstress now and begin to send pictures of what needs to be done. 

Post # 4
385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

It’s doable but like squeak35 says, it just depends on how many other dresses she’s working on.  I would just call around and find out who has time for you during the week that you are able to go for alterations.

Post # 5
3049 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

You need to call your seamstress ASAP and tell them when you’re coming in, and that you need it in a week. They can tell you if that fits their schedule or not. I would think they can do most things in a week, the problem is the high volume of customers they may have. Do you think you can get it altered in a town, leave for however long, and come back to pick it up? OR you could have it altered in your home town, leave and then you know you’ll be back for the wedding and pick it up there. That would give the seamstress more time.

Post # 6
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Ditto what kperry said. Definitely make the appt ahead of time and make sure they know what the dress looks like. There is a world of difference between a plain hem and an embellished one. Same with a bodice where they have to line up lace patterns, ruching, etc. The good news is it sounds like this one is a keeper! I can’t wait to see a picture!

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