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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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
pic courtesy of dress a girl around the world UK
have a great week ahead!