I am looking for suggestions on good reputable seamtresses in the WNY area. I bought my dress from Victoria's and they told me it's not possible to quote how much alterations cost so they tell the girls to plan on $300 for just taking in the top, hem and bustle. I don't need the hem taken in, but they recommended I add tulle to the skirt to help hold its shape instead of buying a slip and to have cups sewn in vs. buying a bra.
I am just nervous because my dress is all lace and I have heard horror stories about people whose dresses were destroyed by a bad seamstress.
I have until March before I have to schedule my fittings. Is $300 the average for alterations? Does anyone know of people who do good work for less? If it comes down to it, I am thinking maybe I should just stick with the shop I got the dress from because they know the designer
Thanks for your help!