Most stores that sell bridal gowns will have the bandage dress to be a little larger than it should be. This is because altering a larger dress into a smaller one is much easier as compared to making a plus size coat bigger from a smaller dress. Most shops will take your largest measurement and base your plus size coat here so to make sure that the dress can be altered if ever it does not fit properly. Most bridal shops will offer plus size coat alterations to make the bride pleased with her purchase of the wedding dress.
Most shops that sell bridal gowns will have an expert seamstress that will deal with the black bandage dress with sleeves alterations needed. This is very helpful since finding a good seamstress yourself will be quite hard. You can also be sure that the seamstress from the store will do a good job because the company hired and made sure that the seamstress will provide quality service. Some bridal shops offer free plus size coat alterations along with the purchase of their wedding gown, while some ask for an extra fee for the casual black dress alterations. It will be better to ask before you purchase anything.
Once you have decided on what wedding alterations has to be made, the cost of your alteration will greatly depend on the difficulty of the alteration. For instance, if you only want some adjust to the bodice it will cost less compared to putting embellishment on the gown. If the shop gives you a high price for alteration, you can always try looking for a seamstress yourself. If you are having a hard time looking for one, you can ask some friends where they had their gowns made or clothes adjusted. With this, you can be sure that the seamstress will do a good job. You can also try looking at the local yellow pages for companies that offer plus size coat alterations.