Ouch... I'm really sorry to hear that. I hope you can get sorted out.
On the costuming side, a little "what if-ing" can be a fun distraction, it's actually how I got into sewing/costumes years ago in the first place. So, if you would still like to chat about the idea, just with no end game, I don't mind. Frankly, figuring out how to make something new is a lot of fun for me.