Dress a Girl in Kenya

Hi everyone,

It’s Monday and the start of a fresh week. Let’s make it special! So I thought it would be a perfect time to launch a new rewarding sewing initiative. Sewing for joy!

Last week I showed you the Ankara dress I had sewn for my little daughter, and many of you shared my happiness as a mum.

All little girls dream of wearing pretty dresses, but some have lost their mums, and for the most destitute even owning just a single dress seems to be out of reach. Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could help some of them to make that dream come true??

A few days ago, I met Louise of sew scrumptious  promoting a great idea by an international NGO  called Dress a Girl Around the World’,  and I am excited to share it with you today and invite you to join me in bringing it to life in Kenya.


pic courtesy of karma yatra
My aim is to form a group of dedicated people to sew a few dresses to be donated to needy girls such as little orphans living in children’s homes with limited means. And if you are interested , I would love to hear from you.

Anyone can participate. No exceptional sewing skills are required, the patterns are for very-easy-to-sew dresses including made from pillow cases patterns or adapted from it and pretty much having fun with it . check out the easy to follow tutorial for the dresses

We would be part of a world-wide network of sewing groups which to date has sewn and delivered over 164,000 dresses to 65 countries. You can check out their website  for further information.  I have identified a few homes for the dresses and i am open to more suggestions, If this initiative appeals to you, like it does to me, I am looking forward to your comments and suggestions. Either directly to this post or through an email to stylebysilviakenya@gmail.com .

so if you like to sew , and you would like to put a smile on a little girl, this is the project for you

pics of the cute pillow case dresses after the jump

dress a girl


pic courtesy of dress a girl around the world UK

have a great week ahead!



  • http://www.wambuimukenyi.com Wambui Mukenyi

    I love the idea and would love WM to be part of it.
    Let me know if thats ok, though am not the one who will be doing the actually sewing!

    • Silvia

      great Wambui, i will contact you today.

  • Louise Horler

    Lovely blog post! So great to have people making dresses in Kenya. Thats fab! Will share on the Dress A Girl UK facebook page! xx

    • Silvia

      they are very excited to do this for the little girls in Kenya :)

  • http://bossymamma.blogspot.com.au/ Dina Newton-Edwards

    Good luck with setting up a group in Kenya. It’s a great initiative.

    • Silvia

      Thank you Diana. Great responses so far

  • beauty

    glad to be part of this keep da good work silvia

    • beauty

      wololo fogot an *UP* somewhere apo katikati but either way nice job

    • Silvia

      glad to have you on board!

  • Lucy

    Amazing thing you are doing. How can i assist?

  • Niels

    great initiative, all the best !

    • Silvia


  • Keshi

    Awesome initiative!!! Wishing you the best!

    • Silvia

      thank u Keshi

  • anastasia wanjiru njoroge

    would love to be part of this noble course Silvia. I do know how to sew. is it possible to take part over the weekends?

    • Silvia

      Whatever free time you have is fine, you can sew from your home

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  • Damaris

    Hi,ve read the tutorial and my only request is that you give hand-stitch options for those of us who want to take part but don’t own or know how to use a sewing machine 0_o A short pictorial tutorial on which hand stitches to use will be fantastic 8) Otherwise I can knit,will scarfs suffice?

    • Silvia

      Hey Damaris, thank you , I could and will definiately look into this and share with you ;) whatever else you can do on the side , will be highly appreciated.

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  • diana wangeshi

    love this would like to be part of this noble course!congrats

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  • http://www.thehadassahfactor.com/ Esther Musa

    Hi Sylvia, I love how you’ve started a DIY blog, at least I don’t have to go to MimiG Style every-time, :). I would love to be a part of this project, but I don’t have a sewing machine yet. Is there any other way I can help out? Please get back. Thanks and have a lovely evening.

    • Silvia

      hahah I love Mimi G as well :) can you sew ? Maybe you can liaise with a local tailor?

  • http://joskathetrend.com joska kamala

    Thanx i got it

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