Bridesmaid Dress Alterations

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Alter your Bridesmaid Dress

Being a Bridesmaid is something that makes you honored, excited, and grateful. However, if the gown is not custom made, the bridesmaid dress alterations are necessary to achieve a perfect fit, similar to wedding dresses alterations.

Almost all bridesmaids’ & wedding guests’ dresses need alterations. Usually, the dresses have the same bust, waist, and hip measurements. 

It is really rare for someone to find a gown that matches one size exactly, which means alterations are necessary to make it fit perfectly. 

In order to provide you with high-quality bridesmaid dress alterations result in Toronto, we need to see the dress. There are many details that we can see only when the gown is on you. 

Bridesmaid dresses are usually made of satin or an equally fragile fabric. Therefore, it’s best to have them altered by a professional tailor who specializes in dress such as NLefashion

You can also check this article and learn Everything Your Bridal Party Needs to Know About Bridesmaid Dress Alterations.

As for the price, usually, Bridesmaid, Mother of the Bride and Guest Dresses are not as complicated as the wedding gowns, so the alterations are more affordable.

Bridesmaid Dress Alteration Questions

As a general rule, it usually takes 2-4 weeks to alter a bridesmaid dress. For more complicated projects we might need more time, so you should aim to have your alteration appointment at least six weeks before.

1-2 fittings are enough to achieve the desired fit of your bridesmaid dress, but of course, this depends on the dress. The number of fittings depends on the dress and whether you require basic tweaks or major remodeling & restyling.

When you come to your initial fitting appointment, the shoes are essential in properly marking the hem. You should also bring other accessories that might impact the fit of your dress.

To make the bridesmaid dress alterations process easier, we provide a FREE consultation with our tailor. Our goal is to achieve the perfect result and our dress tailor will help you decide which adjustments will work best without compromising the style of your dress.

Find the starting Prices of all our bridesmaid alteration services we provide to our clients in Toronto, on our website, or book a free consultation so we can see the dress on you and provide you with the final price.

✓ ConsultationFREE
✓ Hem & Shortening$40- $160
✓ Shoulders Alterations$20- $76
✓ Bodice Darts$20- $40
✓ Sleeves Alterations$25- $70
✓ Waist Alterations$18- $60
✓ Bodice Sides$30- $120
✓ Bodice Zipper$34- $50

We do offer Rush Fittings & Alteration, but we need the bridesmaid to be extremely flexible with availability for fittings. Rush orders may be subjected to a rush fee.

How much does it cost to get a bridesmaid dress altered?

Below you can find all the dress alterations services we provide whether you have a gown that you want to restyle, remodel or alter. Simply choose the part you want to adjust and find the detailed pricing. 

Bridesmaid Dress Alterations Cost Price List
Close Vents in Skirt$20
Shorten Lining$20
Chiffon/Sheer Fabric (each Layer)$38
Plain (Shorten/Lengthen)$40
Reattach Original Hem on Skirt$45
By Hand or Bias (Shorten/Lengthen)$50
Velvet by Hand (Shorten/Lengthen)$50
Horse Hair (each layer)$58
Sequin (hand or machine)$60
Knit Hem Hand Crochet (Shorten/Lengthen)$70

 

Close Vents in Skirts$25
Shorten Lining$30
Shorten One Layer (Cut Only)$46
Encore full, A-line hem (Shorten/Lengthen)$65
Horse Hair (each layer)$68
Knit Hem Hand Crochet (Shorten/Lengthen)$90
Sequin (hand or machine)$118
Formal 3+ Layers/Horse hair/Crinoline$160
Close Vents in Skirts$30
Shorten Lining$35
Formal 3+ Layers/Crinoline/Horse hair$220
Shorten Lining$10
Close Vents in Skirts$18
Reshape Regular Fabric 1-2 Panels$56
Reshape Chiffon/Shear 1-2 Panels $65
Reshape 5-11 Panels$134
Spaghetti Straps- Shorten$20
Shorten Wide Straps$24
Raise Shoulders (Sleeveless) with Details$42
Narrow Shoulders Plain (Reset Sleeve)$57
Raise Shoulders (Adjust Sleeve & Neckline)$76
Add or Take In Darts$16
Center Seam w/o Zipper- In/Out$27
Sides Plain w/o pockets w/o thru armhole- In/Out$30
Bodice Seams (includes princess seams)$34
Sides with Waist Seam (Dress)- In/Out$36
Center Seam with Zipper- In/Out$37
Sides w/o Pockets- In/Out$42
Add Boning $47
Zipper with Shirring, Gathers or Pleats $51
Sides Seam Thru Armholes- In/Out$54
Sides with Boning$60
Sides with Zipper- In/Out$62
Sides Reset Beaded- In/Out$80
Sides Partial Beaded- In/Out$86
Replace/Reset Beaded Center Seam with Zipper$114
Sides Full Beaded- In/Out$120
Sleeves Taper$25
Plain (Shorten/Lengthen)$30
Vented (Shorten/Lengthen)$40
Move Plackets (Shorten/Lengthen)$45
Shorten From Top (Reset Sleeves)$50
Beaded Replace (Up to 3 rows of beads)- Shorten$70
Elastic- Replace$18
Split Seam- In/Out$20
Darts at Waist or Waistband$26
Waist Add Fabric- Out$28
Waistband Cut & Create Center Seam$30
Thru Sides w/o Waistband- In/Out$32
Lower Half Waist$40
Remove Waistband- In/Out$46
Lower Full Waist$60
Snaps/Hooks/Eyes$5
Blocking$18
Add Padding/Bra Cups/Bra$20
Lingerie Straps$20
Bra Cups$20
Bustle for Train (1-3 Loops)$30
Re-Attach Piping $34
Replace Zipper$34
Reline Skirt$49
Reversible Hem $64
Double Faced Fabric$107

***Please note:
1)
These are the starting prices and the total price will depend on how much work needs to be done and the complexity of the bridesmaid dress. 
2) For dresses, such as gowns for brides, that have special fabrics or adornments such as beads, lace, tulle, or crystals there is an additional charge as the gown may require more extensive tailoring.
3) To make the bridesmaid alterations process easier, we provide a FREE consultation with our wedding dress tailor, to our clients from Toronto, North YorkEtobicokeScarboroughMarkhamRichmond HillVaughanMississauga, and other GTA areas.

Are you ready for a Bridesmaid Dress Alteration👗?

Do not hesitate to contact us whether you have any questions about our bridal alteration services or whether you want to alter your Bridesmaid, Formal, Evening Gown, or wedding suit.

Our Review

Toronto Bridesmaid Dress Alterations
Very professional and quick. She altered a bridesmaid’s dress for me and it fits perfectly. Reasonable prices, very friendly and personable.
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Jillian Elizabeth C.
I had beautiful alterations done on a bridesmaid dress. Great attention to detail and perfect seams. I highly recommend NLefashion.
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Caroline G.
My experience at NLefashion Fashion was excellent! They were very professional and were able to make flawless alterations to my bridesmaid dress. Very great full for the amazing work!
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Siobhan K.
Nadia did an amazing job with my wedding dress alteration. Her work is beautiful, very fast and fairly priced. My dress was 2 sizes too big and I wanted to get rid of the train, have the bottom all one length. By looking at my dress you could never tell it had anything done. The embroidery and beadwork look flawless and it fits like a glove. I’m a bridesmaid in another wedding next year and I’ll definitely be coming back to get my dress altered.
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Maria B.
I have had a lot of pieces altered, but NEVER have I worked with such a lovely and detail-oriented Tailor. Not only is she a joy to be around, but she is super fast/efficient and made my bridesmaid’s dress fit like a glove. She also custom placed lace on it seamlessly using her creativity and expert skill. Cannot recommend Nadia enough. I have found my new go-to designer!
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Questions From Our Customers

I just picked up my bridesmaid dress and it is too tight around the waist and the cups that they put in look a bit funny. I know it is extremely last minute but I am wondering if you would be able to help me with these issues.

We will do our best to help you, but first, we need to see the dress.

 

I have a bridesmaid’s dress that needs slight alterations. It fits well but the halter needs to be fitted properly and it needs to be hemmed. Please let me know when you have time for me to come by.

You are more than welcome and you can book an appointment online. Just choose the day and time that works best for you.

 

I got a bridesmaid dress for my friend’s wedding. The store sold me a 2 instead of a 4. Could I please come in to see if you can alter it?

Of course. Visit our store, so we can see the design and how the dress is stitched.

 

I am looking into shortening my bridesmaid’s dress a couple of centimeters and would need it done by next week. Would this be possible?

During the wedding season, it usually takes more than 2 weeks. On the other hand, if you require an alteration between October to March, usually it can take less than one week, depending on the dress.

 

I have a bridesmaid dress that requires alterations. My dress is a size 4, and I will likely need some minor alterations to the straps, bust, and bodice. Can you provide me with an approximate quote?

In order to provide you with a price, we have to see the dress on you. There are many details, such as body shape and fabric that unfortunately, we can’t see by the photos.

 

I was wondering if I could get a starting quote for a bridesmaid’s dress. I would like to shorten the length, shorten the shoulders and sew the leg slit up a little.

You can find all the starting prices to alter a simple dress on our website. Of course, the final price will depend on the complexity of the dress and the alterations that should be made.
That is why I have to see the dress on you first.

 

I am a bridesmaid next month and have to alter a crepe Dessy dress. I need to take it in so it is fitted more. Could you let me know the price range I may expect if I were to bring it to you for alterations?

As for prices in general, you can also check our reviews and see what our customers saying about their experience.