Okay. Not like anyone who reads this blog knows my dad... but if you DO... don't tell!
When I went on my linen buying rampage, I found some great cold-beige/warm taupe linen. I've been wanting to make my dad something, and he needs to wear long-sleeved shirts to keep out of the sun. He used to wear styles similar to this in the Peace Corps (back in the daaaaay) and he wore them until they turned into rags... so I figure he'll like the pattern (the folkwear pattern I used for the priests' robes for church, only at shirt length).
SO pleased with how my very simple embroidery came out. Really, other than some bits where the fold-overs are trying to unfold, I'm totally pleased with this shirt.
No one tell my dad! :D It's going to be an early birthday present.
Detail of the details
And the big (albeit rumpled) picture.