Alterations Price List

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The same message post that got me going in the post below has continued and evolved into a discussion of doing alterations on ID dresses, something many of us hate to do. Certainly is not one of my favorite things to do. I send my folks to an alteration shop near here. I sought her out, showed her how the dresses should work, and she took that over for me. The shop is very fancy and rather elegant…the woman there considers alterations to be an art. Quite frankly, she is so good at it that it IS an art. Here is her website.
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So on the IDDressmaking board, Terrie posted this. Had to post it here because I thought it was hysterical…and true!

“One tailor shop that I worked in around twenty years ago had a fun sign that sometimes we all could use. I’m sure that I’m paraphrasing it, but here goes…
Thanks for the morning laugh, Terrie!
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PRICE LIST

Alterations – $30 per hour

You worked on it first? – $50 per hour

You want to watch? – $60 per hour

You worked on it first AND want to watch? – $100 per hour

You want to “explain” to me how I should do it? – You can’t afford me.”

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. picperfic
    Jul 03, 2007 @ 17:39:00

    I always say it is easier to make a dress from scratch than it is to alter it…I try and avoid doing alterations or letting a school know that I can sew….love that price list BTW!

  2. Knitting Maniac
    Jul 04, 2007 @ 09:02:00

    That is great!!!!

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