I'm trying to sew mostly from stash but occasionally a piece of fabric jumps off the shelf or screen at me. This bright floral linen blend was one of those. I brought it home, washed and dried it and made it up quick as could be. I chose Simplicity 1717, an a-line skirt with big pockets.
I like the skirt -it's a good fit and very comfortable. I certainly have my choice of colors for tops! I recommend the pattern though I'd advise tweaking the angle of the a-line if your fabric doesn't drape. I think a stiffer fabric would stick out quite a bit.