Thursday, April 22, 2010
Earlier this week, I stopped in to visit my friends at the office where I used to work. While I was there, Julie, who also enjoys sewing, mentioned a charity project she'd read about in the Nancy's Notions catalog. Little Dresses for Africa is a non-profit, Christian-based relief organization. Simple dresses made out of pillowcases (or your own fabric) are distributed through the orphanages in Central Africa. Nancy's Notions is participating in this effort and selling a kit to make the dresses, or you can download the free PDF pattern from their site. They will ship completed dresses to their destination if you mail them to Nancy's. In my case, I'll just drive them across town to the store.
It seemed like a worthwhile cause, with a local connection, so Julie and I have jumped in. Here's what we had done as of Thursday afternoon.
I made the two dresses on the ends from stash fabric. Julie's, in the center, is from a pillowcase, which she embellished with cute yellow scrap fabric.
These are so fun to make! We're each planning to sew at least a couple more.
I'll be linking again this week to Sew & Tell Fridays at amylouwho. Can't wait to see what everyone else has been up to!