wedding dress

When it rains…

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. 


  • Antoinette
    July 27, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Maximum stress!!!!!!!!! Glad the prognosis is good, and you will get to head out on holiday after all. Now you really need it! The dress looks beautiful. Impeccable, as always, Johanna.

  • Cindy
    July 27, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Glad your daughter had better results. Nothing more stressful than a sick child. Hope you have a great trip. I had the same green ribbon with embroidered leasves and pink flowers on my wedding dress. I love the detail!

  • Dilliander
    July 27, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Wow, what a week!! You must be exhausted yet so relieved. All that plus a wedding dress to finish … so glad everything worked out well. The dress is beautiful btw, I love the detail too.

  • Gail
    July 28, 2010 at 8:01 am

    Sorry to hear about your daughter. The wedding dress is looking absolutely beautiful. Will the bride allow you to put her photo on the blog?

  • annet
    July 28, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    i'm so glad to hear that your daughter is doing better, and that the wedding dress fits well, and that you can still go to greece; that's three good things happening!

  • Johanna
    July 29, 2010 at 2:29 am

    Thank you so much everyone!

  • melissa
    July 30, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    The dress looks fantastic!! And I'm so glad to hear your daughter has recovered and you get to go on holiday anyway! I think you'll be needing it!


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