So my dress came in and yesterday I went to the salon to try it on & get a quote for how much they would charge for alterations. I was extreamly lucky when purchasing my dress that the designer was able to merge two dresses together. So it was completely custom made. They also made it to my measurements (bust, waist, and hips) rather than using a size chart. So needless to say, there's not much that needs to be done and it really fits nicely. So I'm wondering if what I was quoted for alterations makes sense to you ladies:
It needs to be let out a bit at the hip (seamstress said this should be very easy to do).
It needs to be shortened by about an inch (probably will be a bit more once they let it out at the hip because then it will lengthen). This is a difficult hem because the dress tiers down and the tiers aren't straight (it's curved up in the middle to make you look taller if that makes sense).
The dress comes with the bustle strings already attached (the bustle basically just falls into the dress so it looks like the extra fabric doesn't exist), but the seamstress said that she always re-does them?
Sewing into the dress the belt which I separately purcahsed.
The quote for all the above is 600. Does that sound reasonable to you?