- SOO glad you guys all recommended me to Dolly. I had my first fitting last night, and I was totally dreading it. I was guessing my alterations were gunna run me $500-ish... maybe more.
- What I'm getting done for $250:
- bra cups inserted
- french bustle
- taken in
- fixing a lot of bead work (I bought it off the rack at a sample sale. It's beaded head to toe so of coarse there were issues here and there)
and she's steaming a BM dress I have for my friend's wedding for free!
- I feel like she is way undercharging me...but I can't complain! She asked where I got the dress and why I didn't get it altered there. I told her Madeline's Daughter in Portsmouth and that they won't do your alterations for you if you buy at a sample sale (or maybe it was if you buy off the rack? Either way they wouldn't do mine). She said I lucked out that they wouldn't do it cause their alteration prices start at $550 (might have been $500?) and go up from there for anything "extra"... she said my bra cups and bead work would have both been considered "extra".
I don't know how true this is, but she seems like an honest women and I was expecting to pay that much anyways. Plus it seems like a pretty high class place with expensive dresses so I wouldn't be surprised if they charged more than a small business like Dolly's
Anyways... Thanks so much for the recommendation! That extra money I factored in for alterations has now been transferred over to some decor I wanted but hadn't budgeted for
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