A month ago, I was given several yards of a vibrant floral print in some kind of textured polyester with the instructions: "I'm not sure what I'll ever do with this, but you're so creative that you'll make something cool. What about a dress?"
My kind of challenge. I used McCall's pattern M5927 and recommend it highly. The bodice of the dress comes in different cup sizes, which meant it fit perfectly the first time I tried it on! Had to make the top and bottom two different sizes, but managed to work that out with extra darts in the skirt.