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Alterations

Elegant Designs by Candice Louise offers dress alterations for the style of dress. Candice provides the gentle touch and extra time needed to perform alterations on fabrics used in formal wear. With formal wear, all alterations take time.

The alterations are charged by the hour at $20 per hour. Please see below for some estimates on the time it takes to make the alterations you need. Embellishments, such as beading, lace work, even buttons, will add to the cost of the alterations. Remember, prices can vary depending on the job.

Our Alterations Include:

  • Take-ins
  • Take-outs
  • Strap adjustments
  • Hemming
  • Beading
  • Dress style changes

Alterations

Time Required

Cost (ESTIMATE ONLY)

Taking in the Sides

2+ hours

$50.00

Taking in the Back

2+ hours

$50.00

Zipper Replacement

1.5 hours

$25.00

Adding Bra Inserts

1+ hours

$25.00

Hemming – Rolled Hem

1+ hours per layer

$40.00

Hemming – French Seamed Hem

3+ hours

$75.00

Strap Adjustment

1+ hours

$25.00

Bustling – Traditional

$15.00 per bustle

Bustling – French

$15.00 per bustle

Whether it needs to be taken in ┬╝ inch or 2 inches, the seam still needs to be opened up, boning still needs to be removed and replaced, beading still needs to be taken off and sewn back on again. The same care must be taken, regardless of how much it needs to be taken in. The cost is dependent on how much work is involved in getting to the inside of the seam. Feel free to call or email me with any questions that you may have.