vogue 8185

hello! I bought some challis on clearance to try out Vogue 8185, I was surprised how well the busy patterned works, I thought I had enough for the 3tiered view but either it shrinked (shranked?) a lot or I didn't follow the cutting layout.
- some deviations I made
1. didn't have boning ( or want to go back to the store) so I used plastic canvas strips sewn in bias tape
2. added elastic  tack to both back center pieces tacked to side seam ( see back close up) and also along front. this is my first strapless dress so I think I felt more secure with the added tension
so now that I know how easy this pattern is I am going to go for the 3 tiered view

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