Alterations

Love a dress but doesn't quite fit right? Alterations are a very normal part of the event wardrobe process. We offer a full alterations service in house for wedding and formal dresses. Our seamstress obtained her Bachelor of Design from Ryerson University and has extensive experience in wedding and formal. For more information on Adrianne Hill and to view her work please visit her online profile.

 

We believe a dress should look like it was created just for you by the time your alterations are complete. Here are some frequently asked questions regarding alterations and the fitting process.

All of our alterations services are by appointment and are offered to prioritize gowns purchased through Pearl & Birch. For more information please contact us directly at hello@pearlandbirch.com or by calling us at 204-237-6625.

Wedding Party & Formal

$15+

$25+

$15+

$30+

$50+

$50+

Strap reduction
Shorten the straps, starting at $15.

Bra Cups
Price includes cups and tacking. 

Reshaping bust
Restructuring bust/cup area. Up to $25.00.

Reshaping Torso
Restructuring/shortening torso area.

Sideseam
Includes the seam from hip to bust, letting in or taking out. Up to $80.00. Cost may increase if horizontal hip seam/waist requires adjustment. 

Basic Hem (1-2 layer)
Up to 2 layers, most wedding party and evening dresses. Up to $65.00.

 

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Wedding & Graduation Gown

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$25+

$65+

1-2 Point Bustles

One to two point american or french.

3-5 Point Bustles

3+  point american or french. Up to $80.

If your train is extensive or the skirt is very full this may increase the investment.

$40+

$25+

$60+

$60+

$80+

$150+

$150+

$150+

Strap reduction
Shorten the straps, starting at $40`. Custom work will be charged based on fabric and style choice.

Bra Cups
Price includes cups and tacking. 

Reshaping bust
Restructuring bust/cup area. Includes overlayed lace and top bust edge. Up to $150.00.

Reshaping Torso
Restructuring/shortening torso area. May involve adding boning and lifiting waist. Up to $120.00

Back Shaping Torso/Bum
Adjusting the seat or back seams. Up to $80.00.

Sideseam
Includes the seam from hip to bust, letting in or taking out. Up to $250.00. Cost may increase with lace overlay, beading, crossing over horizontal seams.

Hem 
Starting at 3 layers, all wedding gown and some graduation dresses. Cost may increase with lace and horsehair trims. May include train reduction. Up to $275.00.

Train Removal
Simple train reduction only, no hem. Cost may increase with lace and horsehair trim. Up to $250.00.

Your alterations investment is an hourly cost that is based on the scope of work. Some alterations will overlap with others reducing the cost as she has already opened the seam or removed the lace. These prices are not meant to be finite itemized costs but a guideline of what your investment may be.