You need a lightweight dress for three specific occasions on holiday when capris and a nice top just aren’t good enough. (You’ll be in three different sets of company so only one dress needed). 

You’ve got three metres of a lovely plum and light blue print jersey 150cm wide which you picked up in Paris a few years ago. 

You’ve got Simplicity 2580. 

In about three and a half hours you have this:


We get the job done. 

(95% done: you of course let the dress hang overnight before hemming).