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Burda'd Booty

Added Dec 29, 2011

by imogens

Melbourne, Austr...






My take one on the deservedly popular Burda 7494, made up in an underlined linen/rayon blend by Maggy London.

I have a kind of funny story about this one. Any seamstress who has made this dress has probably noticed the butt box pleats that are its one serious downfall. I did make a muslin for this dress and consequently modified them slightly. Nonethless, I initially found the effect on the finished dress somewhat disconcerting. Because the front was so cute, though, I eagerly wore the dress out as soon as I finished it.

Now, I live in Toorak, an ‘old money’ suburb of Melbourne full of rich old people. Imagine my surprise when, walking down the main street in my brand new dress, a young man yells out of his car window at me -: “THAT IS THE BIGGEST BOOTY I HAVE EVER SEEN!!!”

After a few washings the fabric has loosened up a little and the effect has diminished. And regardless, I love this dress! But if you are already at all bootylicious I would perhaps recommend substituting the back skirt lining pieces for the skirt back, as I have for subsequent versions.




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  • Messy_hair_profile_large

    Apr 24, 2012, 04.18 AMby headlollipop

    heelarious! haha. Thanks for the heads up; I’m planning on making this, and I will substitute the back lining piece for the back when I do!

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    Dec 29, 2011, 08.59 PMby JuliaBobbin

    Fantastic! The dress looks gorgeous on you, booty and all. God bless Toorak.

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      Dec 30, 2011, 01.16 AMby imogens

      Hehehehe! Thanks! I absolutely love your versions too!

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    Dec 29, 2011, 06.47 PMby ecila

    Ho it’s a shame for the “butt effect” because all the rest is wonderful and really pretty!

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      Dec 30, 2011, 01.17 AMby imogens

      Thanks :) I don’t even mind the big butt effect :)

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    Dec 29, 2011, 02.15 PMby blueartisan

    Hahah love it!

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    Dec 29, 2011, 12.09 PMby MsLane

    Well done!

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    Dec 29, 2011, 06.09 AMby sewenggirl88

    Too funny! It is a cute dress

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