Couture by Pearl
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This bride got her
gown in just 2 weeks
before her wedding
and the bridal shop
ordered the wrong
size, it was too small
and we couldn't get it
zippered.
Before : Front
After:  The yoke is made from hem
cuttings and trimmed with some
scalloped lace I had on hand.
Before : Back
After:  Removed zipper
and put in corset back
using brass eyelets.  
Modesty panel made
from hem cuttings.
Hem 4 layers..................
Add Yoke.......................
Corset back with eyelets
1 point bustle.................

Total for alterations
Alteration Pricing
$80
$30
$45
$15

$170
When you find that beautiful gown, it
fits perfectly, but you know you need
sleeves.
The sleeve
I made the sleeves from mesh chiffon then added a flower appliqué and
scalloped lace.
The sleeve is lined with black tulle.  
Alteration Pricing
Hem 1 layer
Add Sleeves
Bolero
(labor only)

Total
$20
$40
$50

$110
The customer also wanted a velvet
bolero to go with the dress.  She
provided the fabric.
A word about corset backs:

Replacing a zipper with a lace up
corset back is always a great
rescue.  Using eyelets is much less
expensive because it is less time
consuming.  They eyelets are
available in different color metals. I
think it is more sturdy than using
loops and it looks better.
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I certainly can do a loop back
closure, but it is labor intensive and
more costly.  
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