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 proportional fit! A made-to-measure dress means that we will have the gown made in the submitted measurements/proportions & height to improve on overall proportional fit. This however does not guarantee a perfect fit and alterations are to be expected. You should expect a final fitting, such as adjusting your hem if you change the height of your shoes or taking in the dress if you lose weight, and/or you will need to put in a bustle with a local seamstress of your choice. Given your body can change in the time span it takes to make your dress, there most likely will be changes to adjust to your exact body size leading up to your wedding. 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 made-to-measure made, there should be general alterations expected for a final fitting. 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 PLUS typically a little longer to ensure your dress is not too short). 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

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