Bridal & Formal Wear
Alterations

Everyone wants to look amazing for their special occasion and it’s great when you have a dress you love and that fits the budget even if it doesn’t fit you exactly the way you want it to.  That’s where Bridal and Formal wear alterations are needed.  These alterations are a little different from basic wardrobe alterations in that they involve specialty fabrics and treatments that require a knowledgeable and experienced professional skilled in handling delicate and expensive fabrics.  They tend to be more of an investment than basic alterations because they require special handling, dedicated machines, and involve multiple layers of fabric and notions combined with labor intensive needle work.  We can perform a variety of alterations on Women’s and children’s specialty gowns and formal wardrobe.  Alterations for Men’s formal clothing are also available but limited.               

Things to keep in mind:

Alterations are a great method for achieving the best possible fit, but they are not the same as custom made clothing. There are limits to what can be achieved with alterations.  These limits are dependent upon the original fit and characteristics of the garment being altered.

Sewing for a living is my privilege.  I take great pride in and am passionate about in providing the very best experience I can for all my guests.  To do this on a consistent basis I set certain guideline to ensure I can provide quality results on time and in a professional manner: skillfully, attentively, and joyfully.  To that end:

Clients are scheduled by appointment to insure that no client will be inconvenienced by waiting.  Please arrive on time and call ahead to cancel if you will not be able to make appointments.

 

Average turn around time for  Bridal & Formal alterations orders is 21-28 days or less.  A 21 day lead time is recommended/ requested.  A minimum of at least a 7 day lead time is required.  Order with less than a 21 day lead times are considered rush orders and may incur additional rush fees.  Orders with less than a 7 day lead time WILL incur a minimum rush fee of 30% and may not be accepted if there is no availability.  We limit the number of garments in one visit/order to 5 pieces to ensure we maintain our turn around average.  Rush orders are limited to one garment and one accessory.

Payment for all alteration orders are due at the time of drop off.  Pricing estimates are listed on our website, but we will provide specific pricing during the drop off fitting.  Guests can choose not to follow through on the order at the end of the drop off appointment with no penalty or pressure.  However, no work can be accepted or begun until required payment is submitted.  We don’t “hold” clothing that is not part of a paid order.

If supplies or fabric are needed such as buttons or a replacement zipper, we will obtain those supplies for the guest as part of our service, but guest is billed for the cost of those items.  Payment for any balance created by billed items is expected before a completed order can be picked up.

-Kandyce

Bridal & Formal Alterations Pricing Guide

 
Wedding Dress &
Formal Wear Alterations

 

Hem..................................................... Starts at $60 & up

 

Taper the sides.....................................Starts at $35 & up

 

Taper legs.............................................Starts at $25 & up

 

Take in/let out waist.............................Starts at $25 & up

 

Shoulder straps....................................Starts at $25 & up

 

Replace zipper......................................Starts at $30 & up

Shorten hem through the waist..........Starts at $25 & up

Adding Seams, Darts, Pleats...............Starts at $20 & up

Adding Appliques, Lace, and Beading.........

                                                 ...............Start at $30 & up

 

Other

Miscellaneous Repairs.........................Starts at $20 & up

 

**Pricing above assumes one layer of fabric and one layer of lining will be altered.  Additional Charge for each additional layer of lace, tulle, additional lining, and other fabrics treated by the alteration.

 

Pricing and Policy Guide

All Alterations Orders less than $500 must be paid in full at time of drop off, before any work is done.

The listed prices are general base prices and are subject to update at any time as prescribed by the tailor.  Please contact the studio directly by emailing for current pricing on any given project you are considering.  Also note that design details, sleeves, buttons, button holes, darts, pleats, gathers, pockets, additional seams, working with difficult fabrics, plaids, pattern matching will increase these base costs.

Please refer to the Pricing Guide Policy for more details about how we estimate pricing.