So, this dress turned out amazingly beautiful! Introducing Butterick pattern 5949.
I wore this dress to my grandfathers 94th birthday party is Santa Barbra California two weeks ago, and I felt lovely despite the fact that I was going through some major tooth issues including a recently pulled tooth, and a completely separate untreated abscessed tooth. Yes, I was in horrible pain all week (including during my trip to Disneyland), but I made the best of it and managed to have fun in between uncontrollable crying fits (no joke).
So anyway, this dress is amazing, and was relatively easy and quick to make. I have no idea what this fabric is, but it is most likely synthetic. I love how I made the waist out of completely different material than the body of the dress. The two textures look so great together and make the dress even more interesting. I will have to get more pictures of this dress the next time I wear it (the zipper is bubble gum pink), and I am sure you will see it again soon when I make my next version. I absolutely recommend this pattern!
Here I am with my loving husband and my wonderful grandpa. It really was a lovely trip despite the tooth torture.