Formal Gown Alterations

Bridesmaids, Mother of the Bride or Groom, Party Dress, etc...

All services are by appointment in order to give you a special experience. The construction of the garment and the level of complexity of the alterations requested determine the cost.

Side Seams


    The sides $35 & UP

        Many times your dress taken in at the sides. Don’t be mad at your bridal boutique for ordering a size too big though as you wouldn’t want to be stuck with a gown that was too small, would you?  Additionally, how much needs to be taken in, and  whether it is the center front bust, side area, center back, zipper area, the hips, or along the entire seam and the number of layers will determine the cost.  Your gown can be taken in, however, letting a gown out is a whole other ball game!

Formal Gown Alterations


Cups $25 & UP

      There are four styles of cups available in order to give you the best fit to compliment your body type. Our goal is to enhance your beautiful body.

Hems & Linings


The hem (the bottom) $65 & UP

        The bottom of your gown will almost always need to be shortened. As such the hem is many times much more complicated than it looks.  Each layer of your gown needs to be hemmed.  Have a layer of lace on your gown's hemline?  All these things determine the cost.

Beading & Hand Work


Beading and Handwork $45 per hr.

      If your dress is beaded, keep in mind that the beads must first come off before your dress can be altered. Then the beads must be sewn back on by hand in the match the original pattern for a professional finish. 



Bustles $35 & UP

   The bustle (picking the back of the gown off the floor so you can bust a move on the dance floor!)

        If you have a train a bustle is needed.  Most gowns will need from 1 to 3 bustle points, but we have seen some with more. Our bustle system is easy to use and we train  your friend or mother how to atach each point.


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