Alteration-1/2 Cost Of My Dress!
Posted 21 December 2013 - 09:21 PM
Posted 22 December 2013 - 11:46 AM
Posted 22 December 2013 - 01:04 PM
My dress is top to bottom lace (Jim Hjelm 8011) and I paid about $450 for everything (taking in sides from bust to hips, raising the straps, shortening hemline, adding bustle). Shortening the hem was the most pricey due to the lace. $900 seems very high!!
Posted 22 December 2013 - 01:14 PM
The cost of alterations was more than half the price of my dress. It honestly is a bit crazy. I trusted the seamstress that I went to though, and she did an amazing job.
Posted 23 December 2013 - 01:19 PM
Mine was Allure 8958 and it was $300 where I bought it in NJ. They quoted this before we began alterations, but to be fair they didn't have to do much.
Posted 23 December 2013 - 01:38 PM
My alterations are going to be $500 it was a set price that went on top of what my dress cost. It includes 3 fittings, I didn't know that alterations were going to be that much and wasn't told about the "included" alterations until I was in love with my dress and about to pay. I really liked the boutique I went to and the level of service so i went with it and if they do have to do a lot of alterations I know that its all covered but if its minmal I'm going to be a little annoyed I paid so much in advance. By the way I bought my dress in NJ. Alteration prices are pretty crazy. $900 does sound nuts though can you take your dress somewhere else?
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Posted 26 December 2013 - 09:26 PM
Posted 30 December 2013 - 01:59 PM
@cmingalone that seems very expensive. My seamstress is charging me 500 but I went with a few of my friends for their fittings and depending on what bustle they chose they were charged bit more. I live in NYC where everything is overpriced and 900would give me sticker shock. Are you going to a very high end salon or having a lot of alterations done. They do charge by the about of work they have to do? This may be why.
Posted 03 January 2014 - 09:49 AM
Glad to hear she dropped the price. Maybe you can find another place to do the bustle if you want one?
Posted 03 January 2014 - 12:11 PM
This is one of my big concerns. I went to a few places that won't even do the alterations because the size difference. I am a size 16 bust and a size 6 or 8 waist and hips.
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