Alterations

AlterationsHere at Priscilla Costa, we are able to alter and tailor a dress you purchased somewhere else to fit perfectly. Here we have a list of estimate prices for alterations, which may vary based on the time and labor. We strive for the best fit and never take short cuts in our work, providing you with the highest quality.

We are able alter or redesign dresses that you may discover while shopping. From Vera Wang, Vivienne Westwood, Monique Lhulliere, Carolina Herrera, Marchesa, or Oscar de la Renta gowns to treasures you find at your local bridal boutique or even Kleinfelds, we can take your dress from simply elegant to completely unique to your own fit and style.

Fittings are by appointment only. The shoes and undergarments you expect to wear during your event are required during each fitting. Additional fittings must be scheduled the day of your first fitting, along with the standard fitting, press and pick up dates that will set.

We recommend starting wedding dress alterations 8 to 6 weeks prior to the wedding and 4 weeks prior to the bridal party. However, we understand availability between gown pick-up, shoe shopping, and dress completion, time can be limited.  For this reason, we will do our best to accommodate  your schedule.

Price for alterations vary, depending dress design intricacy and scope of proper fitting. A final estimate will be presented to you on your first fitting.

BRIDAL GOWN PACKAGE  1

SIMPLE GOWNS
$375

Includes all fittings, alterations, bustling, pressing and or steaming of gown, veil and slip.

BRIDAL GOWN PACKAGE 2

INTERMEDIATE GOWNS
$425

Includes all fittings, alterations, bustling, pressing and or steaming of gown veil and slip.

BRIDAL GOWN PACKAGE 3

*DIFFICULT GOWNS
$55o

Includes all fittings, alterations, bustling, pressing and or steaming of gown veil and slip.

*In cases when dresses need above and beyond the typical amount of time and labor, the price will be discussed to determine any extra charges that may be required for that dress.

PRICE LIST FOR INDIVIDUAL ALTERATIONS:

 

Description Simple Intermediate Difficult
Take in halter at neckline $20 $30 $40
Take in neckline $25 $35 $45
Line/bind neckline or armhole $15 $20 $30
Take up shoulders $20 $35 $50
Shorten straps per set (2) $20 $40 $60
Coordinating add on straps $35 $55 $75
Take in or let out sides, bust seams, back seams $75 $100 $150
Take in or let out zipper $75 $100 $150
Cut down armhole $15 $25 $35
Shorten bodice $45 $65 $100
Add gussets $45 $65 $85
Modesty panel bodice front $35 $45 $75
Remove zipper and add a corset back $70 $95 $145
Shorten sleeve $35 $45 $55
Take in or let out sleeve $15 $35 $55
Add gussets sleeve $25 $35 $45
Take in/let out elastic $10 $20 $30
Add lingerie straps $15 $15 $15
Reset sleeve may need to cut down armhole $25 $35 $45
Cut down armhole $15 $25 $35
Modesty panel sleeves $60 $75 $90
Hem $135 $180 $280
Take in waistband $25 $40 $55
Take in /taper side seams $65 $100 $150
Open or close slit $25 $35 $45
Bustle, first point $25 $25 $25
Each additional butle point $15 $15 $15
Add wrist loop $30 $30 $30
Add comb Veil $35 $35 $35
Add velcro to veil $25 $25 $25
Move/add snaps, hooks and eyes $7 $7 $7
Add bra cups $30 $30 $30
Wedding Gown Pressing $55 $85 $125
Veil Pressing $25 $40 $60
Slip Pressing $22 $35 $45
Rush Fee $35 $35 $35