Things have been very tumultuous in The Last Stitch household lately. Two days before our planned trip to the Greek archipelago we found out that my daughter, who suffers from a chronic kidney related disease, was in the midst of a relapse. Since her version of the disease is hard to treat with just regular medication the doctors advised us to stay home, as she might need in-hospital treatments. We all went into total chock, and this last week has been a blur of worries and disappointments. It was just too much to handle at the same time.
However on Friday she did new lab tests and they showed an incredible improvement and now she is in complete remission. Just need to go through a long course of cortisones (which comes with its own set of challenges, but right now I am just so so very grateful). Anyways, I got my vacation extended and we managed to find a new flight to Greece on Thursday. So we are still going, which feels like a miracle too!
And today I squeezed in a final fitting with the bride before I sew the side seams and attach the zipper. This fitting was crucial since it was the first time we tried the actual dress and not a muslin, plus she was wearing her wedding undergarments and the tulle underskirt for the first time. It all went really well! She looked fantastic in the dress and was very pleased plus it fit her like a glove. I think the only thing I should have taken into account a bit more is that many layers of fabric creates a slightly tighter dress, plus the undergarments do alter things a bit too, but luckily I only need to let out the back seam a little.
, by Johanna