Yesterday I took my dress to Miosa Couture bridal salon to see about having it shortened. Yes, you read that right, shortened. I am 5' 9"; the "perfect" height for most bridal gowns. Unfortunately, the dress I chose was too long, even with my 4" heels!
I was extremely nervous, as the bridal salon where I had originally purchased my dress from had told me that the alteration would be anywhere from $400 to $600. The high alteration cost quoted was due to the amount of work required in removing and reapplication the delicate lace applique, the scalloped seaming at the mid-thigh (yeah for mermaid styles!) and the hemming of the satin under layer. Please keep in mind that I got a screamin' deal on my dress; if it was going to cost me $400 to $600 I might as well buy a new dress.
In swoops Miosa Couture! I had my consultation over my lunch hour yesterday (I have to say that I looked pretty silly walking downtown with my dress, my petticoat, which was not contained, and shoes in hand). Though I had purchased my dress through another salon, my consultant and the rest of the team at Miosa never gave me anything other than superior customer service.
I got dressed and the seamstress immediately got to pinning. She discussed the different possibilities for the alteration, and came up with a solution that I was comfortable with, that would also be cost effective. In fact, Miosa is able to do the alteration for about half of the original quote.
Yeah for Miosa Couture!
1125 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814