Your Fittings:

First Fitting

  • Please bring your gown, shoes, bra, and undergarments!
  • Meet with your seamstress to discuss the alterations you would like done
  • Your seamstress will explain all alteration fees and ask for 50% payment
    • Please note we do not accept credit cards 

Second Fitting/Take Home Appointment

  • Try on finished gown to verify all of the sewing is completed as requested
    • There is always the possibility of having a 3rd fitting if any additional alterations are needed
  • Your seamstress will go over how to bustle the train of your bridal gown, so please bring someone who will be available to help you on your wedding day
  • Take your gown home and enjoy your event!

Price Estimates:

Costs vary with the complexity of garment construction, but see below for our alterations price estimates. A typical bridal gown needing a hem, bustle, and bodice work usually ranges between $500-$700. 

If you would like to meet in person for an estimate on alteration costs, a consultation fee may apply. 

Bridal Gown Alterations:

Hem...........................................................$275-350

Side Seams-Bodice (take in/let out)............$85-150

Side Seams-Hips (take in/let out)................$85-150

Darts (take in/add new)..................................$65-110

Shoulder (raise/drop)...................................$55-110

Straps (tighten)............................................$20-30

Sleeves (shorten/take in/let out)......................$40-80

Bustle (per fastening)....................................$8 each

An average gown requires 5-12 bustle points, so please expect

                     $50-100 for train bustles


Bridesmaid/Special Occasion Gown Alterations:

Side Seams (take in/let out).........................$45-65
Darts (take in/add new).................................$35-45
Hem..........................................................$45-65
Straps (tighten)...........................................$15-20
Shoulder (raise/drop)..................................$45-65


Other Gown Alterations:

MISC (belt/lingerie loops/ boning)..................$10 each

Bra Cups.................................................$35

Steam Gown...........................................$65