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In the event, you are needing both In-take (or Let-Out) AND a Hem. I will have you come back for a fitting after altering the top before moving onto the hemline.
Why? It is always best to work a dress from top to bottom so as not to risk a shorter than desired hemline since the top of the dress isn't fitting you properly on your first appointment. Thus, part of the reason why alteration timeline is 4-6 weeks for formal and 6 - 12 weeks for bridal (depending on detail). If in the event you should have a demanding schedule that doesn't allow for flexible scheduling it is highly recommended not to cut this timeline too close but rather book a few weeks sooner.
This revolves around scheduling but I wanted to share separately. Last year, I typically book about 4 weeks ahead by middle of February and as I get into the season that grows to 2-3 months ahead. I have found out that most like to go Prom shopping the week before or week of Spring break. I STRONGLY RECOMMEND SHOPPING MUCH SOONER! (Re-read my previous posts for understanding of why shopping early will lead to less stress.) Spring Break is typically the time in which appointments book more quickly but not just for Prom as it is Prime Wedding Season too. (SEE SCHEDULING PAGE OF MY WEBSITE FOR BRIDAL and FORMAL GUIDE) My recommendation for the 2020 Prom Season is that you SHOP EARLY and definitely secure your appointment prior to VALENTINES. This allows for best selections on dresses and best option in appointment availability. SEE SCHEDULING GUIDE!
Schedule your appointment as soon as you have bought your dress. Yes, as you are walking out of store get on your smartphone and book! If you have purchased it online, then keep an eye on the delivery date and my schedule so that you can schedule your appointment accordingly. Saturday and evening appointments tend to be the first ones to get booked so if these days/times work best for you, please remember to book in advance, like 6-8 weeks ahead or you will end up scheduling during the daytime. Be sure to keep your appointment as scheduled. I know girls have sports, work and other schedules to work around but should you have a less than flexible schedule you need to plan further ahead to allow for this. I mean this as politely as possible: Please keep in mind it is a demanding season and I am here to serve everyone as a whole so don't expect me to schedule and re-schedule else I will charge you a $25.00 convenience fee for each occurrence.
Once my schedule is booked and you are needing an appointment you have the following options:
I know these posts have been focused mostly around PROM & WEDDING but a lot of this information can be used for other formal events. Wedding dress alterations need to allow 8-12 weeks of planning or more if you need something customized or have lots of detail on your dress.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me. FB messenger is the quickest way to get a response from me as text, phone messages and email can take up to 48 hours, particularly during the busy season of March - October.
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Many thanks to everyone and I hope this has helped give what you need to navigate the Prom/Wedding Season. I look forward to working with you!
HAVE A HAPPY AND SAFE THANKSGIVING!
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