Bridal Dress Alterations Services by Marina Marina

BRIDES & BRIDESMAIDS-I can offer a friendly and cost effective service for most types of alterations to wedding gowns, bridesmaids dresses, prom dresses and much more.

An initial estimate can be given after seeing the garment and any variation to this will be discussed as some fabrics and dress construction can be more challenging than others.

Many brides may need to have their gowns altered closer to their wedding date. I would advise that this should not be later than 3 weeks.

With many satisfied customers, you can have confidence and peace of mind that your garments will be expertly altered to fit perfectly.

Body Measurements

Accurate body measurements are the key to obtaining a good fit in any garment. There are a number of measurements which can be taken and may be required depending on what garment is being created or altered. These measurements are best taken by a professional fitter and may include the following:

Bust: Around the fullest part
Waist: Around the waist (quite tight)
Hip: Around the fullest part of the hips
Centre Back: From the nape of the neck to the waist
Center Front: From the base of the neck to the waist
Back Shoulder Height: From the shoulder at the neck to the waist
Front Shoulder Height: From the shoulder at the neck to the waist
Across Back: From armhole to armhole
Full Back: From side seam to side seam
Across Front: From armhole to armhole
Full Front: Across the bust from side seam to side seam
Side Seam: From the armhole to the waist
Shoulder: From the neck to the sleeve crown
Neck Circumference: a measurement around the base of the neck
Crotch: When seated, from the waist to the chair
Outside Leg: From the waist over the hip to ankle
Inside Leg: The crotch of the inside ankle
Thigh: Around the fullest part of the thigh
Calf: Around the fullest part of the calf
Ankle: Around the ankle
Overarm: From the sleeve crown round the bent elbow to the wrist
Underarm: From the bottom of the armhole to the wrist
Bicep: Around the fullest part of the upper arm
Elbow: Around the bent elbow
Fitted Wrist: Around the wrist
Loose Wrist: Around the broadest part of the hand

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