What a great team!
Recently, thumbing through a sewing magazine I came across an article for something called “Dress a girl around the world”. This is a charity that provides dresses to girls in poverty all around the world. I was intstantly drawn in and happy that I’d found a charity that I could put my sewing skills to use for.
Basically the idea is to give little girls, who rarely have the chance to own something of their own, a pretty dress. It sounded like an absolutely brilliant idea to me. The dresses seemed easy to make, using just a pillow case, a bit of bias binding (the bits that make the straps) and a couple of pieces of elastic.
So I appealed for pillow cases and James’ mum came up with a couple. I’d mentioned to James that he could help, but before he knew it I he was making one of his very own!
So James, now known as “Birdie Junior” has had his first sewing machine experience, making a dress (I am most impressed) and has helped out a charity too! Cool eh?
So, I thought I’d share some photos with you all (below). If you’d like further information you can go to www.dressagirlaroundtheworld.com. Also, if you have any spare pillowcases, please let me have them (patterned ones, that aren’t see through are preferable).
This is how they began…….armholes cut out!
Ironing down the hems…
James marking out his hems….
James at the helm….
I’m not sure if this is a smile, a look of panic or pain!?!?
The finished article…..an amazing achievement for the first time on a sewing machine!
My finished dress
These are going to go off for two little girls, somewhere around the world.
So - do you have a spare pillowcase somewhere? Let me know, I’ll gladly take it off your hands!