At an estate sale last Thurs., I picked up this precious but stained infant sized linen pillowcase. What attracted me to it was that it had a beautiful embroidered white on white swan on the trim. Immediately, I thought back to our days in Boston riding on the Swan Boats in the Public Garden. I snatched up the pillowcase along with various other doilies(for a table runner) and rushed to Walmart for some calico fabric.
I rushed home, washed both the pillowcase and calico fabric. When dried, I cut the trim off the pillowcase. I wasn't sure how large to make the new pillowcase, so I just sewed the two pieces together and this is what it looked like.
And the back of the piece looked like this.
I folded the piece in half, and sewed the two seams.
I wanted to catch some of the design from the original pillowcase. Here is a close up after it was sewn.
Here is the completed pillowcase. I put it in my guest room. I love the way it coordinates with the French toile fabric of the comforter.