I intended to make it in linen--the first time ever I made anything out of this fabric. I was trying to copy a shirt my sister wore to Hilton Head the previous year. Hers was a lovely denim-colored lightweight linen. I found a blue linen and bought it. It looked, and felt, like grandma's favorite table cloth, so it was a no-go for this. I decided to look for something lighter weight and the only thing I could find was white. Still, when it arrived, I fell in love! I imagined it was pretty similar to what mummies are wrapped in but somehow that only added to its allure.
I made the shirt and my, linen is nice to sew with. I have worn the shirt a couple times and it wrinkled up right away as is its reputation. It still looks good to me.