Monday, May 28, 2012


Recently, I have gotten involved with a group of ladies at my church that have been making dresses for girls around the world.  It is part of a nationwide movement, "Dress a Girl Around the World."  to make simple, colorful dresses for girls around the world.  The ladies that I've joined have already made hundreds of dresses and they have been taken to India, Guatemala, Germany and Russia.   The little dresses going to cooler climates require the addition of a tea shirt to wear under the dress.  As we make more dresses they will be taken to other countries when we have teams going on mission trips. 

There are groups of ladies all over the country sewing these little dresses.  They are so cute!  They are commonly called pillow case dresses.
Working on another dress.

Cute dresses to dress a little girl some where in the world.
They are simple to make with only one seam up the back with elastic across the front and back and double bias tape to bind the arm holes.   I was able to make five last week.  I have five more waiting in my sewing room calling my name and fabric for three or four more that must be cut out before I can get started on those.  

The ladies group at church meet every other Tuesday, we take our sewing machines, ironing boards, irons, surgers and sewing notions we know we will need and sew all day long.   Not all the ladies can sew, but they are out official pressing team and putting the elastic in the front and back casements before the arm holes are bound.   It is a lot of fun and a very worthwhile project.  Check out the link for more information about this project.  There is a button at this website for the patterns for the dresses.



Josie Two Shoes said...

What delightful little dresses that would gladden any girl's heart! This is a wonderful project to be involved in, and I know sewing is something you excel at! There is nothing I love more than talents being put to use to bless others. I can just imagine a group of little girls all smiles in their new dresses! :-) Awesome Tee!

Sadie said...

I'll echo Josie Two Shoes. What colorful, fun dresses! A loving project from the heart.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful idea , should make all those little girls feel like someone loves them. B.

The Zadge said...

Those dresses are utterly darling!! I'm so envious of your seamstress skills!

jennifer anderson said...

that is so sweet. lttle girls need nice things. a couple years ago a sority in clarksville tennesse had a event where they provde prom dresses for highschool girls. To me, the mother, I was so extremely grateful. Recently my daughter bought a little girl cousin some dresses similiar to the ones your makeing, as she realized the need.

George Online Cat said...

Lovely lovely idea.