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Annie's Trunk show: Sex and the City

This Burda 7658 shirtwaist dress has a fitted bodice with front and back vertical darts, cut-away armholes with a self-bias finish, and a notched collar. The skirt has soft pleats in front and back with a slanted pocket. I positioned my pattern carefully in order to match the floral design both vertically and horizontally. The dress is made from a cotton/silk blend with a bit of lycra and has been under construction for the past few seasons. Buttons to match were a major stumbling block in the finishing process. I wore the dress for the first time to a Sex and the City themed cocktail party. I look forward to wearing it again soon!