Just one mere hour before we left for the event I finished the final seam on my dress. Remind me to never use this modus operandi again! I felt like a Project runway contestant in the end, frantically hand sewing the zipper in hoping it would not break when I put the dress on. I am usually stickler for high end finishing but I will admit I did some compromises at the end this time. That said it looked exactly the way I wanted it would. I'll share more details later!