historical fiction novel 'And Should We Die' by Arthur Ruger
'And Should We Die' is a historical novel, written by Arthur Ruger. Based on an actual event, Arthur Ruger writes as descendant of ancestors of the Mormon Handcart Tragedy of 1856. With a compassionate look at a little known tragedy in American pioneer history; the Willie-Martin handcart trek (the last of the handcart pilgrimages) with incredulous hardships that took so many lives.
I like the enthusiasm Homespun Heart shares in her blog. She and a friend liked the idea of sewing together strips of different fabric on their way to making a tote bag that got too large, so they decided on idea of borrowing pillowcase dress (link - tutorial).
For me, my granddaughters might all be too old to be running around on those hot days in these cool dresses, but there is Emily - she might be still young enough to wear and appreciate just such dresses - maybe for one more season, till she becomes school age and too old for such 'little girl' things.