Dressing Girls Around The World

10 Feb

Wow, our first event of 2013 certainly went with a bang! What a great way to start the year by helping others. 26 of us gathered on the last Monday evening of January for a community sewing evening, all with a common aim, to make a dress for a little girl somewhere in the world who had never worn one before. This event had obviously inspired a lot of people in Horsham, many of us had young children and some had daughters so it had struck a chord. The majority of people hadn’t even touched a sewing machine before, despite this in 2 hours we ended up with 24 dresses and to date we have over 30 dresses to send to Louise of Sew Scrumptious for Dress a Girl around the world charity.

All pillowcase dresses

Everyone pitched in, from bringing home baked cookies to putting on a big pot of tea. New friends were made and time was spent with old friends. Lots of laughter and learning new skills going on, a normal evening for our Make workshops!

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A huge thank you to the lovely Victoria of Cuddle Monster Crafts who suggested this project in the first place and then came to show us how to make them.

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Everyone had such a good time most people asked when the next one would be! I know lots of people couldn’t make this evening either so Watch this space as we’ll organise another evening making these pillowcase dresses in March or April .

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One Response to “Dressing Girls Around The World”

  1. Sew Scrumptious February 11, 2013 at 11:31 pm #

    Wow! Thats fantastic. Thanks so much everyone. The dresses look fantastic. Really appreciate all your hard work. x

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