Post # 1
I bought a lace dress to wear for a portion of the reception. I got a good deal, but am scared to know how much the alterations will be. Because it’s lace, Hemming needs to be from the waist, to preserve the pretty lace detail on the hem. As a result, this will require a new zipper, taking the dress in from the sides, new darts from the waist … a major dress overhaul.
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Post # 3
This is seriously depressing!!! The alterations could be more than the cost of my dress 🙁
Post # 4
My lace dress was much easier and cheaper to alter than my beaded one. I paid maybe $300-$400? And that was through the way overpriced bridal salon in Beverly Hills, for rush alterations done in a week. I don’t know why they need to hem it from the waist. Usually they just remove the scallop hem, shorten the dress and sew it back on. I’d check with another seamstress.
Post # 5
I haven’t had the final cost yet but it will be around $400. Alterations ain’t cheap…
Post # 6
My lace dress thankfully didn’t need to be hemmed. But it was also designed smartly–because it was alencon lace, the lace could be removed from the dress, the hemline altered, and then the lace restitched on top. I still think it would have been an expensive alteration, but less so than other designs.
Post # 7
mine was around $650 if I remember correctly…
Post # 8
Mine was/is $295 it had to be hemmed ( taking off the scallop hem and sewing it on) an a double french bustle.
Post # 9
My alterations are just over $400.00. I am getting it taken our in the bust, the bodice reshaped, and a 6 point French bustle.
Post # 10
I was given the hourly rate of $42.00, and although I didn’t need it to be hemmed, I did have an inch taken in and sleeves, a bustle, and cups added. I was quoted between 3-4 hours work, and it was 4 hours in the end. So around $180 with tax. They ended up taking in a bit too much, so that was redone for free, but beading had to removed and added each time.
Post # 11
I just realized this was over 5 months ago. Oh, well. I hope it wasn’t too expensive for the original poster.
Post # 12
$400 for seamless Guipure lace…taken in a bit at the hips and replacing the trim at the hem. I’m terrified to have her cut into it at all.
Post # 13
Mine was right around $300-$350 for a hem (that part was the most expensive), a bustle, and having it taken in twice.