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Finding a Tailor - Alterations

What To Expect For Your Final Fitting & Bustle


We Recommend You See A Local Tailor Once You Have Your Dress:
Your made-to-measure gown will have a great fit! That said, we recommend you schedule a fitting with a local tailor or seamstress of your choice to put in a bustle and to see if you need any final tweaks such as raising or lowering your hem to the height of your shoes or taking the gown in a little here or letting it out there as your body weight may fluctuate from the time you submitted your measurements. Our high quality dresses include a generous 3/4 inch seam allowance (extra fabric in the seam!) so changes like these are no problem for reputable tailors.

Finding Your Tailor & Affiliations:
While your local tailor won’t be affiliated with Grace + Ivory, we’d be happy to help you find one! Your design stylist can research to find a seamstress in your area. We have preferred tailors and seamstresses in major cities. Of course, you’re not required to work with our recommended seamstresses. You probably already realize this, but just a heads up that Grace + Ivory doesn’t pay for or assume responsibility for the final fittings, any additional tweaks, or bustles. You would work that all out with the tailor or seamstress and cover additional costs if they are any. We just hold up our end by getting the dress as close to perfect as we can beforehand!

Our Guarantee:
Since each dress is custom made, there should only be minor alterations for a final fitting, if any. If there are additional concerns, we will provide up to a $100.00 alterations credit for anything beyond taking in or out a seam, and/or shortening a hem (we make your dress length based on the information you provide: your height and the height of shoes). This credit does not include additional customization for a dress outside of the agreed upon custom options and measurements outlined in your dress agreement. For alterations next steps, reach out to your design stylist or contact us at