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Subject: Different dressmakers have a different idea of what makes a "basic" skirt (inside)

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Date Posted: Saturday, January 12, 09:08:21am
In reply to: sr. dancer 's message, "How much does it cost to change a skirt?" on Monday, January 07, 02:42:25pm

Some think one layer on light stiffener is fine, others have more intense skirt bases with 3+ layers of ruffles for support. Many variations on "basic" hem finishing - serged, rolled, blind stitched, bound. A "few" rhinestones might mean 30 stones to one person, and 1.5 gross to someone else. Fabric type and availability (sequins, satin, hard to find colors, interesting laces they hunt down, etc.) also make a difference in material & time costs. You will get a lot of variety in your quotes because of this, know what you want (Are serged hems ok? Does the fabric need to be a perfect match? How many stones are you getting? Can you look at samples of previous work to make sure you like their skirts? etc.) and make sure the dressmaker is providing that.

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OP here, thanks for all these replies but I've decided to take a pass on the dress. Going to go with one that needs less updating. (NT)thank youMonday, January 14, 09:08:43am

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