Our Alterations

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Contouring your gown to your silhouette is an essential process to achieve that coveted “red carpet” fit. This is why the alterations are the most important step to making the gown “uniquely” yours. It is a seamless process, that our alterations team has decades of experience in. For your convenience, we offer our alterations in-house, as well as at two satellite locations (Lincoln Park & Michigan Avenue).

Once your gown arrives, you will be contacted to set up your ‘Gown Viewing.  At this ‘Gown Viewing’, you will try on your gown for the first time with all of your accessories and veil! After this appointment you will begin the fitting process.

Your first alterations appointment will be scheduled for you, based on your availability and location preference. At your first fitting, you will schedule all subsequent fittings. An estimate will be given to you at your first appointment. The standard alterations (bust, waist, hip, hem and bustle) average cost is $690. Your alterations quote is based on the job, not the visit, so you can have as many appointments as you want; the average is 3-4. Whether your gown needs to be taken in 1 inch or 5 inches, the amount of work is the same. It is one seam that needs to be let out and one seam to put back in. The number of layers and amount of detail will be the determining factor of the alterations cost, not how big or small your gown is.

For our out-of-town/state/country clients, we recommend that you use someone with the same qualifications that our seamstress have. We assist you in qualifying them.


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