(Closed) Need opinions on alteration

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Bump – I’m curious too!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Alterations for 2 dresses was less than $250 but I only had 1 layer.  But you do live in SF, so the pricing sounds right.  Is it possible you can send a picture of the bodice of the dress.  Personally, I hate bra cups and will have a bra sewn in before I just use bra cups.  But it does depend on your dress.

Petticoats can easily be found online but the pricing your seamstress is giving is correct. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

check craigslit for petticoats and bras. if you need control under things. VS has a slip that is control top to bottom with a built in bra and boy i love mine. i wear it when i dress nice so i dont feel lumpy lol.

make sure you try it on first though lol.

http://www.victoriassecret.com/ss/Satellite?ProductID=1265546852256&c=Page&cid=1309521934576&pagename=vsdWrapper&search=true

 

for other alterations check all the drycleaners…if the word bridal store are not on the window its WAY cheaper. my alterations were going to be over $400 and i took it to a cleaner and they did it for 50.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@cutexkitty: not really. i got mine off CL. if you dont feel safe with ordering from someone on CL meet them somewhere and take someone with you. i took my Fiance with me and mine was only 20 bucks. you may also be able to find a seamstress that coud make you one.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I was going to have petticoat/crinoline made by a person that does dance costumes for highschoolers etc.  She ended up moving and I just ordered one from Ebay.  Keep your fingers crossed for me that it turns out succesfully!

 

I would bet though that a costume designer to the local dance troops could help you out…

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

You can get a fit and flare crinoline from davids bridal for $49

I wore a long line bra by Atmosphers from sears and had velcro strips to secure it to the dress and also had cups sewn in as well

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

I cant comment on bras, since I dont need any padding, but as far as pricing goes, I do think its kinda high.  Is this a seamstress you picked or the salons?  I unfortunately have paid a flat rate for mine and I wont need much in alterations but the store factored it into the cost of the gown ($450) at time of purchase.  Another salon had a flat rate of $250.

If your comfortable with the place, I’d stick to it regardless of price because that dress is too pretty too risk it, but I would shop around for petticoats.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I think your alterations sounds pricey IMO.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Those prices sound reasonable to me.  I avoided a hem by buying the dress that is 3 inches shorter and them waiting fro it to come in to get the right height shoes.  My hem would have cost $200 otherwise.

Crinoline- $95 (I got the cinderella type one so it was more expensive, but it looked the best, and was less hot b/c it was big enough to keep the weight of the dress off of me, and stopped crinoline was going b/w my legs).  Plus it made the length of the dress perfect… hem REALLY not needed. 

Taking in sides and the bust area- $110

Bustle ($15/point)- due to the weight of the dress I will need about 7-10 pts ($105-$150) 

I dont know how much the cups are, but I’m just wearing a VS bra and she said she could just put in a little loop int he back of the dress for the bra to go through so I don’t have to worry about it shifting.  SHe said we coudl sue in the top as well, but I liiek the loop soI can reuse the bra. 

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