Saturday, August 6, 2011

Dress A Girl Around the World {Sewing for Charity}


A few months ago, I guess I had a lot of time on my hands, because I started researching organizations that accept sewing for charity. I was in the middle of a peasant-girl-dress-phase for Kiki, so the Dress A Girl Around the World charity really jumped out at me.

Dress a Girl Around the World is run by Hope 4 Women International and delivers homemade dresses to needy girls all over the world. All you do is sew them and mail them in! Doesn't every girl deserve a lovely dress?

Their website provides instructions for a basic pillowcase dress, but since I love my peasant dress pattern, that's what I made (oh, yeah, and I've never made a pillowcase dress). I thought this pattern would work well for many sizes since it uses elastic thread to make the middle and sleeves all stretchy.

Anyway, if you sew, I hope you'll check out this organization. Hopefully I can get on the ball and make more dresses!

I'll be linking up here.

8 comments:

  1. That is awesome! I love the dress too--very cute! I'll have to check out the group; with my sewing skills I guess I could send a pillowcase dress =)

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  2. Great cause!! Super cute too!! Great fabric selection!

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  3. What a lovely idea and gorgeous dress. You have inspired me to dress a girl around the world. Thank you x

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  4. This is such a wonderful thing to do! I love the dress and the colors you used. I love to make Pillowcase dresses, they are so easy! I might just have to bust out some dresses from my ever growing stash of fabric! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Beautiful dress! I've worked with "Little Dresses for Africa" before and it feels great to sew for a good cause.

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  6. Such a cute dress and a wonderful cause! Our church sent dresses to some girls in an Haiti orphanage last year. I wanted to help, but since only have boys I have no idea how to make a dress:)

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  7. Hi, I'm stopping in because a) you're an exceptional sewer and b) you seem to have a good heart. Right now in Africa girls miss 9 weeks of school a year on the average because of menstruation. They need cloth pads. Here's a list of Web sites that explain how to make them and a list of organizations that donate them. http://tinyurl.com/3tlhdcc
    Thanks! Carrie

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