About Rachel Merriman's Dresses:
Rachel Merriman loves dresses. The problem is, she doesn't have enough of them! Since she is too young to sew much more than samplers and corn bags for the general store, Rachel has to wait for Mrs. Merriman or her older sisters to sew her new clothes. Every time one of her friends gets a new dress, she is very jealous. But when she is good, Mrs. Merriman knows exactly what will make her happy: a new dinner dress and a trip to the Hair Salon.