NLefashion ☑️ Bridesmaid Dress Alterations In Toronto

When should a bridesmaid get her dress altered?

Alter your Bridesmaid Dress Today!

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.

It is really rare for someone to find a gown that matches one size exactly, and most of the bridesmaids’ & wedding guests’ dresses need alterations. Usually, the dresses have the same bust, waist, and hip measurements, 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, as there are many details that we can see only when the gown is on you. 

Our primary goal is to ensure that your dress fits flawlessly and our skilled and experienced in-house tailors pay close attention to the unique body shapes and proportions of each client. By doing so, we guarantee that your dress will not only fit flawlessly but also enhance your overall appearance and boost your confidence.

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

Everything You Need to Know about your Bridesmaid Dress Alterations

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 anything else that might impact the fit of your dress.

You can also check this article and learn Everything Your Bridal Party Needs to Know about bridesmaid dress alterations.

To make the bridesmaid dress alterations process easier, we provide a FREE consultation with our tailor in Etobicoke. We accept by appointment only, and you are more than welcome to book an appointment online prior to visiting our Tailor Shop.

Our free consultation takes 15-20 minutes and we will have the chance to see the apparel on you and provide you with an estimate. If you require pinning of the apparel, there is an additional fee that is waived if you decide to proceed with us.

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

NLefashion: Bridesmaid Dress Alteration Experience & Expertise You Can Trust!

With decades of experience, NLefashion is your go-to local tailor shop for expert bridesmaid dress alterations. Our team of skilled professionals has successfully transformed numerous dresses, combining technical expertise with creative vision. Check out our reviews and trust us with making your bridesmaid dress fit flawlessly.

Toronto Bridesmaid Dress Alterations
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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Michelle C.
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.
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.