All pictures are from the Little Dresses for Africa website
If you have even basic sewing skills, this is the simplest dress to make! It's made using one standard-size pillow case (or king size would work for an older/taller girl) which is only required to be clean and in good condition. In other words, you could look for mate-less pillowcases at yard sales and your local thrift store, wash them, and turn them into a dress for an orphan in Africa. Little Dresses for Africa gives sewing directions (complete with pictures) on their website (click HERE for directions) and also gives a list of other ways you can help (donate for shipping, provide vacuum bags for packing the dresses, etc. - click HERE for the full list of ways to help).
They are also trying to build their "Britches for Boys" program and are looking for people who can make simple shorts for little boys, so if you feel your sewing skills are up to the challenge, go for it! This would be a great summer project to do with kids - maybe they can't sew, but they might be able to raise money through lemonade stands or doing chores. I think it's a great way to give back and assist those who are truly less fortunate and have very limited resources for help - and all in the name of Jesus (think of it like giving a cup of cold water in His name). Thanks to Jessica (Moneyless Momma's) for sharing about this organization!
I am so thrilled that you wrote this post - and so excited to be a part of helping children in Africa!ReplyDelete
Thanks for commenting - now your blog is also on my favorites list...I have much to catch up on! ;)
Jessica, Moneyless Momma's