I just bought Linen Crafts and made a quick project from the book: Reversible Skirt. (But I didn’t actually use linen for mine since I didn’t have any in my stash.)
If you are famililar with the book, here’s how it worked out for me:
I had a hard time visualizing how this skirt was going to go together because I thought it was just 2 rectangles of fabric sewn together, until I realized that the rectangles aren’t completely sewn together at the top or bottom, so that you step through the fabric, and the snaps are inside the 2 pieces of fabric so you can snap them together on each side of you to prevent the skirt from sliding down over your hips. Overall, once I figured that out, it was very easy & quick and I will probably make many more because these will be well suited for island life. I might actually make one in linen, too. Although I will probably make the next a little less wide. I used the measurements in the book and the length was great, although it was a bit too wide because my ties overlap a bit in the front. To give you an idea how it worked out- my waist is about 29″ and I’m only 5′ tall.
I recommend this book to anyone looking to make nice simple projects. The Reversible Skirt above and the Tunic are my favorite projects in the book.