I Cor 16:14

"Let all that you do be done with love." I Cor 16:14

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Making Lemonade out of Lemons: Sewing Little Dresses for Africa

I've always wanted to sew for little girls but having all boys I don't get many opportunities.  Until now!  I found a Christian non-profit organization based out of Michigan called "Little Dresses for Africa."  You can find them here.

I had a small stack of fabric that I had purchased long ago to make nursing covers but I knew immediately using the fabric to sew for little girls in Africa was just perfect.  Just one yard of fabric is needed for these simple pillowcase dresses.  The pattern can be found at their website for all different sizes or at Nancy's Notions.  My favorite pattern is the elasticized top.  These dresses can be made for very little cost as a package of bias tape and elastic are all you need in addition to the fabric and thread. 

This last dress was made out of  fabric my sister gave to me.  I appliqued a dragonfly on the top.  Actually, there are so many different ways one could embellish these simple dresses.  It was just a lot of fun to sew for a good cause.

My prayer is the little girls who receive these will know they are loved by a Heavenly Father and will receive the good news of the gospel which is shared with them.



K @ Aurora Blythe said...

What a beautiful and creative way to be a blessing. Love these dresses!

Thank you as well, Kathy, for your encouraging comments on this week's Sunday scripture. Always wonderful to find other "sisters" in Christ who share with each other in positive ways here in the blogosphere. Happy day to you, dear!

Anonymous said...

The little dresses are so cute, especially the dragon fly one, it looks so airy and cool for hot Africa. Good job Honey!!!

Anonymous said...

I love the dresses. And I love you! Sorry I am not on here much. Love, Dana

Anonymous said...

Love the dresses! Sorry I'm not on here much. Love, Dana.