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1st Fitting...Estimate...$625 - $775!!!! Yikes!

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#21 TammyWright


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Posted 26 March 2007 - 06:17 PM


that sound pretty expensive...i bought my dress and got it altered at saks and it was about $500...i had it taken in, shortened and a bra sewn it.

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#22 Jessalyn

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    Posted 26 March 2007 - 06:53 PM

    Originally Posted by NHPT
    jessalyn- how much do you have to have done? i am asking because our weddings are close together and i wasnt planning on getting alterations until next month.......what do you think? i just need it taken in and bra sewn in
    Not too much. The sides from the bust through the hips needs to be taken in 3/8" tapered down to 1" in the hips and then a bustle and a hem (only about 1/4 inch shorter).

    I think I'm early on trying to get the alterations done. But, I figure it will be one less thing to worry about later. Now, I'm glad I've started early because I want to shop around for alteration prices.

    Tammy ~ $500 even seems high to me. I'm hoping for $300ish.
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      Posted 27 March 2007 - 12:53 AM

      Ouch! That is quite a lot I think, my bridal shop does free alterations thank goodness, is there a fashion district where you live? I know in downtown L.A. there are tons of seamstress shops that are inexpensive. A coworker paid $150 to have a bra sown in a straps adjusted on her gown. Keep checking, there must be something less expensive than that!

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        Posted 27 March 2007 - 01:13 AM

        Oh no, I am so sorry... As everyone else said - the price you were quoted is ridiculous!! Definitely get a few more opinions! I'll ask my sister if she knows anyone good in SD & PM you.

        My dress should be in in a few weeks and I am terrified to find out how much my alterations will be!

        #25 TammyB

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          Posted 27 March 2007 - 08:40 AM

          Sorry for hijack...

          Hey Tammy, did you buy a bra to be sewn in your dress? If so where and what kind? How did they do it?

          #26 *JillD*

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            Posted 27 March 2007 - 09:43 AM

            usually you can just get cups sewn in

            #27 TammyB

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              Posted 27 March 2007 - 09:51 AM

              but what about support? I'm having someone look at my dress to possibly do the alterations but she said she would need me to get a strapless, seamless bra. If it doesn't work out then I will have the salon do it.

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                Posted 27 March 2007 - 10:12 AM

                I had cups sewn into mine, the straps taken up and the sides taken in at the top of the bodice (just under the armpit area to the waist) and a french bustle (albeit a simple one) and my cost was just over $250. Not having to hem saved me a lot of $$.

                Also, If you're concerned about the top/cups etc....unless you're super well endowed, I think you can totally do that and it's not very expensive at all! In fact it's probably the least expensive item you'll have done. I was so glad I did...I'm a 34C and wasn't worried about support or anything at all...they make the dress to fit you like a glove so everything pretty much stays where you put it! lol!

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                  Posted 27 March 2007 - 10:15 AM

                  Just re-read your post Tammy....I'll have to look at your dress again. I'm sure the sewn-in cup solution might not work for some styles. My dress was fairly structured and had spaghetti straps so the top almost fit like a bra anyway... :-)

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                    Posted 27 March 2007 - 10:24 AM

                    omg Jessalyn I think that's the craziest thing I've ever heard! I'm glad that you've discovered this place is expensive and that hopefully you can get your dress done somewhere else for cheaper. I haven't started getting mine altered yet- probably something I should think about since the wedding is only a little over a month away...yikes- now i'm scared!

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