Thursday, July 15, 2010

Completed Pillowcase Dresses for Africa

These are the last two pillowcase dresses for the batch that I am sending to Kristen @ We Are That Family for the Little Dresses for Africa organization. These were made from curtains that my mom bought for her laundry room and never used. I had a great time making these dresses, and I love thinking that they will help make a little girl happy somewhere in Africa.



Here is part of the batch that I'm sending, you can see more detailed pics here and here. I would have loved to make more but couldn't find any affordable pillowcases so ended up using things I had at home that required more work. One of my readers (Hi Kellie!!!) ordered some pillowcases from http://www.pillowcase.net/ and has promised to tell me what she thought of them.



I have been corresponding via e-mail with Rachel O'Neill from Little Dresses for Africa and she confirmed the need for shorts for boys. As soon as I have more information I will post about it since I would really like to help them.

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8 comments:

Ott, A. said...

Thanks for stoppin' by for a Latte'. My church ladies group is getting ready to make these next month. I'll have to use some of your tips as I am not very crafty. I became your newest follower and I am hoping to gain some inspiration from you in the craft department as I have two left hands. :)
a Latte with Ott, A

Kelli said...

Please do let us know about the boys' needs! I have a tween boy myself so I have a ton of left over Boy related fabric I'd love to use for something good! I think Boys get the short end of sewing, there aren't even that many patterns available for them!

~Kelli @ Smidgens

Miri said...

All of the dresses are so cute! I'm sure the girls will be thrilled with their new dresses.

Elizabeth said...

Those are really cute and what a worthy cause. Thanks for sharing!

xo -Elizabeth

AliLilly said...

Those are adorable. I can just see some beautiful lil girls happily running around in them.

I found you on Along for the Ride's Saturday is Crafty Day. I'm so glad I did. I love you blog. The fact that you made those dresses for them is so sweet. It will mean so much to the sweet girls that get them.

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Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

What a great cause. Love these dress - they are adorable! It's amazing how the crafting community comes together - fantastic job!Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase. Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Patricia said...

How lovely they are! I still have some which I was intending to make for the victims of Haiti--now that I think I have bias tape down, I need to make them; maybe I could send them to Africa instead, not sure who needs them most right now...