How much do alterations usually cost I asked the shops seamstress to give me a rough quote and she couldn't so now I need to guess how much it will be I need lace straps altering and cups sewn in and maybe it shortening I forgot to look . Anyone got any idea so I can budget properly
Hi Alys the seamstress can't give you a rough idea unless she knows roughly how much needs altering. :)
I'm in the same situation. My seamstress said if it can be sewn with a machine then it's very straight forward, if it requires hand sewing that's where it takes more time and becomes more expensive. If there is edging on your dress and it needs taking up then this will have to be done by hand which will cost a bit more. Until they know how long it'll take them and how much work is involved they can't give a price unfortunately.
Main problem is at my first fitting I have to pay 50 percent but I can't budget for 50 percent cost of the alterations without having a clue about how much it will be
At a guess I'm thinking a couple of hundred but hoping it's cheaper. Are you able to over budget and then hopefully have some money left over. Hopefully someone can share how much it cost for them to get similar alterations done.
Could you take the dress down to her so she can see what she's working with? She may have a better idea of how much work is involved in the alterations then and be able to give a rough price xx
Probably no help but my friend is a seamstress and she charges from £10 an hour 😕 X
My alterations were just under £300
Thank everyone I'll deffo over budget x
mine cost £150 and that was to shorten it take in slightly and cups added x
I paid £35 for shortening a bridesmaid stress and £60 for taking in and shortening brides dresses it should be included x