This Saturday, as part of my new Make It Better… enterprise, we Dressed A Girl Around the World!
And not just one girl, 34!!!
That’s right, we made 34 pillowcase dresses on our sewing day 🙂
It was SUCH a great day. So many people came and it exceeded all of our expectations.
Thankyou so so so much to each and every person who came and gave up their precious time to come and make a dress (or two, or even three!) to really make a difference to a little girl’s life.
Here are some pictures from the day:
The pictures don’t do justice to the dresses and all their wonderful makers!
Thankyou once again to everyone who came, to Christ Church in Warminster for very kindly allowing us to use the Hall, and to my wonderful neighbour, who very generously covered the costs of the Hall hire as she was unable to attend on the day.
I have had several people ask where they can get the pattern from to make some more at home. All of the information you need is on the Sew Scrumptious blog. There is more information about the charity and some links to patterns here, the armhole templates are here, and the pattern instructions that we were using on Saturday were from are from an article Louise (the UK co-ordinator for Dress A Girl Around the World, author of the Sew Scrumptious blog, on-line fabirc shop owner, and all round lovely person!) wrote for Simply Homemade magazine and are here!
Would love to see some pictures if anyone makes anymore!
We had such a great day, we are doing it all over again on the 8th June! We have decided to have a “Charity Sewing Bee”, with a range of projects for all levels of sewers, including making more of these fab dresses.
So mark the date in your diary! Will post with more info ASAP 🙂