I made a tube of the green calico, ironed it flat with the seam in the middle back, and topstitched it down over the faded line. Then I added a wide ruffle at the bottom.
We'll see how many years we get out of it. The fresh calico is just a tiny bit brighter than the dress, but you have to really study the dress to notice.
Last spring, Genevieve was wearing this dress when I took pictures of the first strawberries. We had our first strawberries last week. First we ate them with lemon chiffon pudding, then we had dessert biscuit, strawberries, and homemade ice cream. We are just getting started on this happy season!