Linen dress for mum.
She has always enjoyed the qualities of linen. I sent her some photos of linen dresses from Pinterest and asked her to choose the parts she liked. She asked for a collar, longish sleeves, just below knee length, a little loose but not too baggy. I asked dad what he liked in a dress for mum and he said he has always liked an army shirt look.
So this is what I came up with. It is the loveliest fabric to sew. It's 50% cotton and 50% linen. I made it to fit me. She is a bit smaller than me, probably a 10 where I am a 10-12. It is loose enough to fit someone from 10 to 12 easily. I added a tie so she can reign it in if she feels swamped.