Sunday, March 4, 2012

Africa Dresses for Little Girls

How can one pillowcase touch a life in Africa?

It’s simple,
cloth a little girl in a dress made from that simple pillowcase.

That’s exactly what my Friday morning bible study decided to do!

Last Friday afternoon we spent the afternoon sewing some dresses.
Here’s some of the dresses….




We used pillowcases for some of them
and the others were made from my “Fabric Stash”.

There were four of us
 and in that one afternoon we completed 8 dresses.

This one was a pillowcase I purchased at an estate sale.


Love the contast bottom fabric!


The pattern is SIMPLE.
HERE it is.

My Friends do not sew.
 I showed them what to do and THEY DID IT!

Bias tape is used for the cute bow ties at the shoulders.

I loved this pillowcase that I found at the Salvation Army.

I cut the bottom off of the pillowcase
and added it to some  of my “Stash Fabric”.



The appliqués were hand sewn onto the pillowcase.

It was a great buy for $1.50!

All the dresses are ready to be shipped.

My hopes are that these little girls
will wear the dresses and know
 that there are people they will never meet,
 who care about them.

Last Friday was a PERFECT day for me.

We studied God’s Word and then put His Word into practice…

Would you like to bring a smile to a little girls face.

Here’s more information on
 “Dresses for Little Girls in Africa”.

I’ll be linking up to…



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9 comments:

sharon said...

These little dresses turned out sooo cute!. Such a thoughtful, generous thing for you and your friends to do. It's so like you to be thinking of others!

Creations By Cindy said...

How adorable and for a wonderful cause. There is going to be some happy little girls wearing these adorable dresses. How sweet for you ladies to take your time, talents and means to serve! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Natasha in Oz said...

Wow, what a wonderful idea! The dresses are gorgeous too. You are so sweet!

Best wishes,
Natasha In Oz

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Awesome idea! Those dresses are so gorgeous.
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Awesome idea! Those dresses are so gorgeous.
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Jessica said...

I love your dresses. I posted a tutorial once for pillowcase dresses on my site as well. My readers use them to put inside Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes. I would love for you to share this on my Monday link up http://www.clipwithpurpose.com/no-sew-fleece-hat-made-for-you-monday-link-up-5/

Curtains in My Tree said...

Love the sweet little dresses also.
I could do that , sew I mean

I seen a segment on NBC TV about dresses for african girls.

It always makes me feel good to do something like that

my church does the shoe box thing

Pamela said...

What a precious project. Just thinking about what a difference one dress can make in someone's life is touching. I'm beginning a "Share the Shelter" linky party tomorrow. It's a take off of Samuel Colerige's poem, "Friendship is a Sheltering tree," and involves encouraging those around us. I'd be delighted if you would link this post.

Jason Murphy said...

I admire your generosity for making these dresses for little girls in Africa. That's inspiring and admirable.

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