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From: lcrews
Date: 11-25-2005, 11:51 PM (1 of 4)
Hi my name is Leah and i am getting married in may 2006. I found a pattern from McCalls that I really love M3681 ( . This is a little out of my league to make and really with planning the wedding and going to school I do not have time to even eat during the day. I was hoping that one of you would know a great dress maker in Colorado (preferably Northern Colorado, but I could also work with someone in Denver or even Colorado Springs). Also if you could give me some advice on how much I should expect to pay that would be very helpful (here is the link again M3681 (

Again I appreciate any help and I promise not to be a PITA customer

please email me at <email address removed for privacy>
User: lcrews
Member since: 11-25-2005
Total posts: 1
From: Chrysantha
Date: 11-26-2005, 12:02 AM (2 of 4)

has lists of dress makers and wedding resources...

as to the price. It depends on the person who makes it, how long it takes, what it's made of...I'm sure $1500-$2000 would not be out of line for a dress like that, with that much detail and made out of the satin, it looks to be made of...(if the satin is slipper satin, the REAL heavy stuff, make it $3000-$4000).
User: Chrysantha
Member since: 09-06-2002
Total posts: 2414
From: AndreaSews
Date: 11-27-2005, 01:57 PM (3 of 4)
Also consider going to a bridal shop and trying one on that has some of the same style elements to make sure that it flatters you before getting someone started on the project.

Perhaps some of these folks can help you find the right person for the job.
The Professional Association of Custom Clothiers (
Good luck!
User: AndreaSews
Member since: 02-18-2005
Total posts: 1007
From: bridesmom
Date: 11-28-2005, 04:34 AM (4 of 4)
You could advertise in the local paper, or even look in the paper, but no matter who you get I'd make sure you got some references from at least three (preferably more) customers to make sure if they were satisfied and very importantly, if the item was finished on time!!!! and how easy the person who was sewing was to deal with, you may not be a pita, but you don't want to deal with one either! Congrats on the engagement and good luck in your search!
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
User: bridesmom
Member since: 01-21-2004
Total posts: 2026
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