While the blithe season comforts every sense,
Steeps all the brain in rest, and heals the heart,
Brimming it o'er with sweetness unawares.
~James Russell Lowell (1819-91)
While in Birmingham, I decided to bring my old 830 and I set up shop in Katelyn's dining room. Katelyn and I have repaired a baby stroller, hemmed a pair of pants, sewn stitches following a pencil line, and made a pillowcase dress for Sarah. I had this soft white pillowcase with pink and green embroidery in my stash, and decided to bring it with me.
The dress is done without a pattern. I just cut out little armholes, used my excess fabric to make 1 inch bias strips, and I stitched, then whipped the bindings to the inside of the armhole. I put casings in the top of the front and the back, and ran pink ribbon through the casing. I will replace the satin ribbon with some grosgrain; the satin just doesn't have enough body to hold up in the casing.
We went outside to take our photographs; Sarah had a bad case of Bed Head but I was anxious to get the picture because a storm was threatening. But there is nothing prettier than a little girl in a soft white cotton dress on a summer day. Nothing.