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This dress was made to be worn on mine and my husband’s 10th wedding anniversary. We were so caught up in sight-seeing on our anniversary trip to Alabama, we cancelled our dinner reservations on our anniversary day to enjoy the time in Alabama without rushing to dress for dinner. Anyway, this dress was a big pain to sew. Used Ottobre 02/2016 no. 10 Glorious Shift Dress with Burda’s 12/2016 no. 111 sleeves without the bottom bell sleeves, it was one mishap after another during construction of this dress. Not sure I modified the armscye correctly and only now am comfortable with wearing it. The dress looked like a tent-sack on me until I added a self-fabric ruched belt that has 2 simple snaps in the back. That seems to pull everything in and give me some shape. This dress was made to go with the Burda Faux Fur Jacket I previously made. The jacquard challis fabric was chosen for its lovely drape and the white flowers reminds me of open cotton bolls I remember from my childhood days in Alabama. More: http://www.lisascarolina.com/2017/03/anniversary-dress-modified-ottobre.html

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