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Subject: I don't agree. I am a former bridal alterations seamstress. I learned about the ID "silhouette" by working on these dresses. With pictures of dresses on dancers and the underside of a soft skirt, any skilled seamstress or tailor and create the "look." (more)

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Date Posted: Thursday, January 10, 09:13:06am
In reply to: .. 's message, "I'm not sure where you are finding these $900 dresses. I imagine that those skirts are not of the type and quality that I am describing. You get what you pay for. If you get a $200 skirt redo from a bridal store, you will get a bridal skirt, not an ID skirt. That may be fine for you, but it is not the same thing. If you want a properly stiffened ID skirt, then it will cost more." on Thursday, January 10, 12:48:31am

Better yet, if a dancer in the school has a similarly skirted dress, ask to borrow it to take to the alterations person. $200 is about right for a soft skirt. Really, you are talking about maybe $25-$50 in materials. The rest is labor.

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$25 in materials? What kind of material are you using? You need at least 2 yards of stiffener, 2 yards of lining to line the stiffener, 3-4 yards of fabric if only one layer, but several more if you do multiple layers and/or line the top layer, and thread. Those are the absolute minimum materials necessary and there is no way you will be getting all that for $25.-Thursday, January 10, 12:13:41pm

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