Dress Alterations

You'll have total peace of mind when you have your gown altered at Vera's. Every single seamstress working in our design studio has been professionally trained, and we know you're in good hands. Some of our staff have been with us for over 34 years...no kidding!

STEP 1 - THE TRY-ON and ACCESSORIZE AppoinTment

The first step is to select and purchase your gown. Once you know your gown has arrived at Vera's, we suggest you call and schedule an appointment to come in and try it on right away. At this appointment, you can talk with a seamstress and determine if there are any possible alterations you may want done. Vera's is always willing to discuss alteration costs before you commit to having any work done. This is also the perfect opportunity to finalize the accessories for your gown, such as choosing your jewelry or undergarments.  

If you prefer to do your alterations closer to home, or want your grandmother or your personal seamstress to do your sewing, no worries. Vera's can do as much or as little of the work as you want. It is not necessary that Vera's do your sewing.

STEP 2 - THE FIRST PIN FITTING

If Vera's will be doing your sewing, call and schedule an appointment for your first pin fitting. Call right away as our sewing department is extremely busy, especially during the summer months, and appointment times fill up quickly.  At this appointment, which generally lasts an hour, your seamstress will pin-fit your gown and determine the proper hem length and train bustle, according to the shoes you plan to wear with your gown. Remember to bring any special undergarments to all fitting appointments.

STEP 3 - THE RE-CHECK FITTING

At your re-check fitting, we will verify the sewing is exactly how you want it and then take time to teach your personal attendant, mother or bridesmaid how to bustle your train.

STEP 4 - THE PICK-UP

Most brides will pick up their gown a few weeks before their wedding, but we can have it ready whenever is most convenient for you. We will package your bridal gown in a complimentary fabric garment bag layered with plenty of tissue paper. We take care of the fine details so you will look radiant on your special day!

HOW TO SCHEDULE

Our seamstresses are available for fittings Tuesday through Friday. To schedule an alterations appointment, please call 608-833-6006. (Sorry but no seamstress appointments are available on Monday or Saturday.)