Post # 1
Hi bees! I am very excited to announce that my dress has arrived. And I love her, just as she is (which those of you have followed me in my dress saga are now probably taking a sign of relief that you don’t have to listen to my whine anymore!!!)… but…. she is tooo big! Great right? Yes, I am gladd I shed a few lbs and that she is too big…. BUT…. now I am scared to death to have her altered!!!! There is an alterations place associated with the shop that I bought my dress at, which I could go to, or a few friends have reccomended people… which is best? The one at the store since they probably see the same designer frequently or someone with lost of alterations experiance?
Also, I will need it hemmed and bustle too, how long do they need to do these alterations and how much should I expect to pay?
Thanks for your continued support on this journey!!!!
Post # 3
I used the seamstress available through my store and she was knowledgeable and efficient. I had my dress taken in quite a lot, hemmed, altered to a sweetheart neckline, bustled, and she sewed cups in as well. I had a week between my first fitting and my second, and everything was done by the second fitting, so they don’t have to take all that long.
Alteration costs vary greatly depending on the area. Mine were $400 for everything I just listed. I’ve seen bees who got theirs for $75, and others who paid several hundred. You’ll really need to ask around about rates where you live.
Post # 4
I would probably take it to the place where you bought it. Mine was hemmed, bustled, and taken in at the sides in only about 4 weeks time. I would start now if you aren’t planning on losing anymore weight. I think my alterations were a couple hundred dollars?
Post # 5
@MrsSaltWaterTaffy: I am still workin it and trying to get rid of 10 to 15 more lbs by the end of the wedding… so I am trying to stall as long as possible…
Post # 6
@vlvesq: You definitely can take it to wear you bought it but don’t be afraid to check out local tailors/seamstresses. Alot of them are much cheaper and do the same quality of work.