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Frequently Asked Questions

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Custom wedding gowns and formalwear

From start to finish, 5-6 months allows time for fabrics to be ordered and fittings scheduled with a finish date of two weeks before the big date.

Made to order bridesmaids

Having your bridesmaid dresses custom made and some or all of your bridesmaids are out of town?  Pick your fabric and style, gather their measurements and have it made and shipped to them.  Having them made together assures a consistent look and workmanship. Allow 4-5 months for construction and shipping timeline to allow for alterations on their end if needed.

Can I supply my own fabrics for my custom dress?

Yes.  However, before buying the fabric, please show me a swatch so I can make sure it is the best weight and hang for the dress. 

Alterations timeline

For your average alterations on a wedding gown or bridesmaids dress, I need a two week turn around.  I also prefer to have it back to you at least two weeks before the wedding, so plan on setting your first appointment with me at least 1-2 months before the wedding date.  For more extensive alterations or restyling, allow 2-3 months.  

Corset Back Restyling

Wanting a corset back dress?  No problem.  Prices range from $150 to $250 depending on if additional alterations are needed to make the dress fit.  If the dress fits, and it's just a straight change from zipper to corset back it's $150.  Allow 4 weeks turn around for this alteration.

Alteration Price List



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Poetry of The Dress

Lake Stevens, Washington, United States

(425) 238-3644