Post # 1
I have an appt with a seamstress on Monday to add straps and bustle my gown. Also I might need to get it taken in (depending on how it looks when it comes in of course!). Before I say yes or no on Monday I wanted to see what everyone thinks is a reasonable price for these types of alterations. I heard a bustle could cost around $300 and adding straps around a $100. Any thoughts? I am ignorant when it comes to knowing good and bad prices for dress alterations!! Thanks!!!
Post # 3
A bustle costs $300??!!! Crap. That’s the only thing I am having done and I was really hoping it would be around $100.
Post # 4
I just had my dress altered and for a bustle and hem it was $300. I almost had a heart attack. But apparently, “that’s what it costs for these things”. Note: my dress is a heavy satin material adn it is a complicated bustle.
Post # 5
mu bustle and alterations was $100 but i have a very simple satin wiht chiffon overlay dress 🙂
Post # 6
I had my alts and bustle done for $53. But I also have a pretty simple gown, 2 layers of satin and 1 of chiffon. I only had the front hemmed to my height and left the back extra long for the train – that saved me a lot of money. And I took it to a local seamstress, instead of a chain. But I guess I got a lucky break, and am probably not the norm, eh?
Post # 7
A bustle shouldn’t cost $100. Don’t they just sew in 2 straps to tie together or a loop and button? My seamstress was very seasonable and did a fantastic job. I had hem and sides taken in for $100. We did talk about a bustle for $35 but decided not to have it.
Post # 8
@ele: Hi, can you give me the contact to your seamstress?