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Bombshell Dress (#122A BurdaStyle 05/2011)

Added Dec 26, 2011

by adriprints

Munich, Germany






A vintage styled dress based on BurdaStyle’s pattern for an evening dress with draped detail.
See details on my blog posts here:

Final dress
Dress in progress

Material Notes

The outer dress fabric was purchased from the sales bin at Karstadt in Munich. The grey cotton lining was from Ribes y Casals in Barcelona. The grey japonette skirt lining, Petersham ribbon, and zipper was from Orag-Haus, Munich. The spiral steel boning, casing, and caps were from Spitzen Paradies. The belt clasp was a birthday gift from my friend, Vronique. It was part of a collection of vintage buttons she gave me.




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Mod, Punk, Vintage
Cotton, Blends, Silk

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    Jan 25, 2015, 01.07 AMby Mary Athey

    How did I miss this? Stunning dress x

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    Feb 22, 2014, 06.19 PMby Mokara

    Love the dress and the creative pix. I have this pattern but I made the bustier part only; now I think I may just make the dress :)

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    Dec 28, 2011, 04.06 PMby turtlegirl00

    Oooooooh-awesome dress! And super fun photos. I have been putting off making this dress-and every time I see it-I bow to be braver and attempt… Excellent job!

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    Dec 28, 2011, 08.54 AMby poppykettle

    Great dress, great pics, thanks for sharing!

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    Dec 27, 2011, 12.09 PMby dadaist

    Very stylish dress well done. I loved the creative styling in your photos – they made me smile! :-) Lovely…

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    Dec 27, 2011, 09.00 AMby A Sewing Architect

    Fantastic dress, fantastic pics..

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    Dec 27, 2011, 06.51 AMby sew4my3

    Bombshell dress is right! What a sexy feminine look!

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    Dec 27, 2011, 02.55 AMby ladykatza

    Cause we all know that we clean house in our best dress and vacuum in pearls. Awesome dress and fun photos!

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      Jan 3, 2012, 02.32 PMby adriprints

      Heck, yeah! :P

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    Dec 27, 2011, 02.19 AMby ArtNinja14

    Awesome dress!!!

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    Dec 27, 2011, 01.44 AMby Laura Zaliene

    super sexy!

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    Dec 26, 2011, 07.48 PMby momsgotanewhobby

    Love this dress and the buttons just finish it beautifully. Really enjoyed the pictures, great!

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    Dec 26, 2011, 06.25 PMby deChez

    Love everything about it!

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    Dec 26, 2011, 05.12 PMby farintastisch

    Looks so great! And the photos are really fun to look at. :) I never find anything good in Karstadt’s sales bin, so lucky you! The fabric looks great!

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    Dec 26, 2011, 05.00 PMby adriprints

    Hahah! I’m so chuffed that you all enjoyed the photos and dress as much as I enjoyed making them. :)

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    Dec 26, 2011, 04.24 PMby Testosterone

    The gloves, the setting, the pose, and yes, the dress – A M A Z I N G !

    As a bathtub seductress, you have no equal.

    Impressive construction – and a gift from a friend makes not only finishes the look, it makes this dress magical!

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    Dec 26, 2011, 03.47 PMby latulipenoire

    Your photo’s are so cute and made me giggle! The dress looks great!

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    Dec 26, 2011, 03.01 PMby deft

    I totally love your dress!:D

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    Dec 26, 2011, 02.41 PMby reliablechef

    very nice and a lot of hard work with this one!

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    Dec 26, 2011, 02.21 PMby Seeks Corey

    Looks great!

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    Dec 26, 2011, 01.03 PMby olac

    great dress, and loooove the photos!

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    Dec 26, 2011, 12.22 PMby Ralf Schmitz

    this dress is sooooooooo fantastic and your pix are GREAT!!!

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    Dec 26, 2011, 11.58 AMby Redsonia

    Great pics, you made me smile!The dress is awsome!!!

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    Dec 26, 2011, 11.57 AMby lennert

    You look stunning!

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    Dec 26, 2011, 11.33 AMby apfelbluete

    :-)))) very good!:-))) the dress is adorable! The photo is just great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:-)))Great idea!

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