Bridal Seamstress - Northborough, MA

                                     Costureira & Modista 

Rates & Services: Atelier de Costura/Modista


At Julia's Alterations we are specialized in making every dress or gown fit beautifully. 


IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Julia's Alterations is no longer taking in and working on dresses made of GLITTERY fabric.

Why did our shop stop working with glittery gowns?

The glitter on the dresses comes off very easily and gets on the white and ivory wedding gowns we are working for other customers. The glitter also irritates the eyes and skin of the employees in the shop.

We apologize for any inconvenience this new policy may cause. 


* PLEASE :  bring your shoes and bra, any support garments for the first & second

   fitting, that you are planning on wearing with your dress. 

   Fittings without these items will have to be rescheduled and may be subject to missed

   appointment fees.


* Estimates may vary after seeing the gown on the wearer.*

Bridal gown appointments are for 1 hour. 

Seating is limited, we recommend a maximum of 4 

guests per bride. Appointment reservation required.

Consultation, Fitting, Pinning & Measurements Fee:...... $100.00

( Contact Us - Web Form )

 $100. is charged for the appointment consultation, if you decide

 to  have us do your alterations, the consultation fee will be applied

 towards the cost of your alterations service. 


   



 

 

                                   Special Occasion dresses Alterations:


 

*  Estimates  may  vary after seeing the gown on the wearer *



     Please provide plenty of time for your alterations - 4 to 8 weeks -

     ( If it must be ready within less than 3 weeks ) Rush Fee of $50.00

     will be apply.

     Appointment reservation is required.

     Consultation, Fitting, Pinning & Measurements  Fee:...........$50.00
    
     Contact Us - Web Form

     $50. is charged for the appointment consultation, if you decide to

     have us do your alterations, the consultation fee will be applied

     towards the cost of your alterations service. 
  
      

                                
     
   


  
     
 

Full Skirted / Flow:

 
 

 

              
 Prices may vary depends on design/ complexity ... inner construction...

 Details such as multiples layers, draped features, beading or lace applique

 require more time and increase the prices.


   
 
Plain Hem, Full skirted, Single layer, Formal attire ....$ 125.00 

 

        extra $ 30.00 per/layer ( lining )



Hem with sequins, lace and/or beads .....................$195.00   

        extra $ 30.00 per/layer ( lining )



Hem with horse hair/plastic braiding/crinoline

        stiff hemline - 1 st layer  ........................$ 325.00

        extra $ 30.00 per/layer ( lining )


Take in side/let out: ( per/point-area ) 

      *    Plain / Formal Fabric ........................  $ 85.00

      *   Sequined, lace or beads ..................... $195.00


Add Bra cups........................................   $  55.00    

Replace invisible zipper.............................$  65.00

Replace zipper / add corset style ...............$ 195.00

     *  and up - add $ 45.00 and up for materials / fabric cost


                                       

 Wedding Gown Alterations:

* Note: Only use this as your guide as each dress has different needs. 

* Cost estimates will vary depending upon number of layers, fabric quality, beading and lace.

 Please provide plenty of time for your alterations -  3 to 6 months -

( If it must be ready within less than 6 weeks

  prior to your wedding  day. )  Rush fee will be apply : $300.00






      Consultation / Fitting / Pinning & Measurements fee ......$ 100.00

     $100. is charged for the appointment consultation, if you decide to

     have us do your alterations, the consultation fee will be applied

     towards the cost of your alterations service. 
   



   

HEM:

Plain Hem - 1 st layer  ...............................................$ 250.00 and up 

    2nd layer .....................................................add  $  50.00 per/layer

With lace and beads or sequined fabric:................. 1 st layer $ 350.00 and up

      2nd layer ....................................              add  $   50.00 per/layer


TAKE IN  or  LET OUT:  * Per/area


 * Neckline and Bodice ( one area )

                  Waist  ( one area )

                  Hips    ( one area )

Without lace, beading or buttons ( Plain ) .........          $ 250.00 and up

With lace, beading, buttons or sequined fabric/zipper.......$ 350.00 and up

Replace Zipper/add Corset Style...........                  $ 350.00 and up

        Plus + cost/material-Fabric                          $  50.00 and up

 

BUSTLE: Depends on length of train

Brush / Sweep - Sweeps the floor ...................................$195.00 and up

Chapel / Court - 1' to 2' feet .......................................... $295.00 and up

Cathedral / Victorian ................... ..................................$395.00 and up

Royal / Monarch.............................................................$495.00 and up


Bustle Options:

* French Style - Placed low or high underneath 2 to 25 points w/ Ribbons

* Victorian Style - Large fold across the back - Double or triple folds in the skirt

* American: Over-Bustle ( pick-up ) One to three points (sometimes more) w/ Loops-Buttons

* Tufted Style - Layered with out hiding the detail beads or appliques

* Side-Sling Style - Is great for asymmetric gowns, the train is swept towards the side seam

* English Style - Lower than usual point on the skirt

* Austrian Style - Ribbon that runs down the center back of the skirt, creating gathered or ruched. 


ADDITIONAL SERVICES

Custom make Veils, shawls, jackets, sashes and hand bags

Product: White Bridal Gown Bag ...........              $ 25.00

Double side tape........................................       $ 15.00


New House Call / Have a Professional Seamstress Come To You ...........   $350

Please enter your address in the appointment notes so a seamstress can come to you.  One time $350. House call fee includes: Consultation, Measurements, Pinning, pickup or drop off.  Wedding Gown Alterations additional Fee.

Steam:

Julia's Alterations: Additional Service * Per request,
One of our Bridal Fashion Consultant will come to the event location, day before or on the wedding day to assist the bride with her dress. Personal touch such as steam, explain how to put up the back of the dress for the reception ( bustle ) and prepare the dress for the wedding ceremony. Please ask Julia's Alterations The Bridal Seamstress about this Service.


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Total cost of alterations will be quoted at the first fitting.

50 % deposit required.

Balance due upon pick-up. 

 APPOINTMENT POLICY

Missed   -  Reschedule  -  No Show  and   Late Cancellation:

Appointment Policy states that anyone who fails to appear for a scheduled appointment - or who cancels a dress  fitting appointment without 48 hours advance notice - will be charged full price for the scheduled service.  ( Lost time that was allotted to that client and the appointment slot can't be filled by another customer. ) If you are late to an appointment or miss your appointment, you may reschedule your appointment.