Sunday, July 24, 2011

Dressing for Disney #1: Butterick 5351

I've had this pattern in my stash for awhile now, and knowing we were headed into Florida mid-July, I figured that a nice cotton sundress would be perfect!
Butterick 5351
I used 2 yards of orange/pink/yellow cotton plaid (purchased from Gorgeous Fabrics a few years ago), and used view D (strapless with a hem ruffle). It went together very quickly and easily, and the only change I would make would be to add 1-2" to the bodice length to accomodate a FBA.
Little Miss is wearing one I made, too!

It was very comfortable to wear, and I already owned the tan belt, which was a perfect match for the sandals in my closet! The night I wore it, we (all 13 of us) were headed to dinner at the California Grill, which is a fabulous steak and sushi restaurant on top of the Contemporary resort. 
My husband's family! Celebrating 45 years!

In a brief Disney review, we stayed at Bay Lake Tower, which was just next door to the Contemporary. Great suites, with wonderful views, lots of restaurants and food options right there, and the kids *loved* the pool! Monorail, bus, and boat service made getting around to all the parks fairly easy, and we were only a 5 minute walk from the Magic Kingdom.

So, to recap... Great pattern. Loved the dress. Memorable dining experience. Great hotel. Super hot vacation.


Bunny said...

Very cute! You are sporting some rays, there. Looks good with the dress.

gwensews said...

That is a cute dress. I would have been in muumuu! Just as hot here as it was in Florida. Hot everywhere. I can't wait for fall.

alethia said...

Great summer dress.

Adrienne said...

Great dress! I have this one on my list to make again this week!

meredithp said...

And you don't even need to incorporate kitty litter or leashes. ;-)