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Old 07-03-2012, 08:03 PM
 
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I think I paid about $57 for the same alterations at Chi's Tailor in the Pleasant Valley shopping center (next to Marshall's). He did a great job. Was referred there by savvi and they have been pleased with his prices and work. Sorry it's not in Cary!
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:08 PM
 
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I'll actually be up that way tomorrow afternoon so I'll have to call and see if they're open. Thanks!
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:14 PM
 
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Definitely worth a call. Bring your shoes just in case! No appointment necessary. They are open evenings until 7 and Saturdays 10-6 in case they are closed for the holiday.
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Old 07-04-2012, 10:09 PM
 
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Wow I was just quoted over $100 to take in a bodice and take about four inches off the bottom of a skirt. That's more than the bridesmaid dress cost me

Is this a standard quote I can expect at other places? Or does someone have a recommendation for someone in Cary or Durham that would be more reasonable?
It cost my wife about $150 for her wedding dress to be taken in. My wife did mention that the cost of alterations of any wedding/bridesmaid dress will depend on the material in which the garment is made. Some fabrics are easier to alter than others.

Four inches is A LOT of material to shorten. And with the bodice also needing to be taken in, $100 seems very reasonable, especially for the quality of work that is done at that shop.
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:57 AM
 
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This is a simple dress so there's simply no way that it should cost that much. It's actually easier to take several inches off the bottom of a skirt than when people want the skirt "fine tuned". The alterations are simple enough I could do them myself if I had the time but unfortunately I'm on a time crunch. I'll be curious to see what sort of quote I get from the second tailor today!
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:29 AM
 
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There's a lady who does great work out of her house on Clark Ave. a few blocks west of Oberlin Rd. We've used her for years. Her sign is in the yard.
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Old 07-10-2012, 01:12 PM
 
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Ended up going to Ivy's Tailor Shop on Old Apex Road based on my MIL's recommendation. The dress now fits perfectly and the $48 price tag was much easier to swallow haha.
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