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.
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!
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.
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 .