I looked around my area for a seamstress with really good reviews. I called her this morning to make an appointment. I need a hem, bustle, and bust taken in on a three layer chiffon sheath. There is very minimal beading on the small of my back and the neckline. It's a halter with a mostly open back. She said about $400, but without seeing the dress it may be more or less.
I have no idea if that's a good deal or not. I called the place I used to get a bridesmaids dress taken out over the summer but they wouldn't give me an estimate over the phone. I wasn't thrilled with their work and the place that quoted me the $400 doesn't have one bad review so I'd really like to use them as long as that doesn't seem astronomical.