I purchased my dress from a store in the Chicago, IL area and the shop charges a flat rate of $400 and all I need is for my dress to be taken up a little because, it is to long and a busle(sp) put in because, my dress does not have one. Does anyone know of any shops/individuals in the Chicagoland area that does alterations?? I called a few stores and they can not do it because, I did not purchase my dress from them. HELP PLEASE!!