Sunday, April 25, 2010

5 More Little Dresses for Africa

This week I was so fortunate in that a number of teachers at my school brought me in notions plus a number of used and new sheets and pillowcases.  Some of them are searching Goodwill and yard sales trying to help me out.  On Tuesday I am going to be speaking to our middle school Student Council Association to have them spearhead a school wide campaign as their spring project.  I’m so thrilled I was able to complete 5  new dresses this weeks in different lengths to share with them...that makes 12 total so far of my “100 Dress Challenge.”  The plan is for me to take along my sewing machine so I can show them how to actually put one of the little dresses together.  It is my hope some of them will try to make a few of them at home on their own.  The more children we can get involved, more parents will follow.  It is going to be an exciting week.


  1. Love what you are doing. Will check out the other site and see if I can help.


  2. THANK YOU, THANK YOU! I am having the most wonderful and rewarding time making these little dresses. Give them a try, and you will NOT be disappointed. If you get a system going, you can create the basic little dresses quickly and then have lots of time to create all of the little doo-dads and applique I so love to attach. My quilting scraps and stash have taken on a whole new meaning. I did make a few errors writing out this FIRST tutorial, so I went back in a little while ago and tried to catch and correct them all. Today I’m going to make one for myself to wear this summer when I join all my children and grandchildren at the beach. I can’t wait to see how it turns out.

  3. Genie, this is a wonderful thing you are doing! :) I LOVE these beautiful dresses and I can just imagine those little beautiful children who will be receiving them! Those bright colors and cute applique designs will make their faces light up with joy!!!!! Oh, it just brings tears to my eyes! God Bless You!
    Chelsea Stephenson (Aqua Poppy Designs)

  4. Chelsea, the Student Council students kept saying over and over how their wish was to see the looks on the children’s faces when they were given the dresses. As I make each one, I think about it, too. I really want them to be special. These precious little ones only have the 1 dress so I have to make each one something for them to treasure and love wearing each day, day after day after day. Hugs.