Last December, I made my first pillowcase dresses for Dress A Girl Around the World. Yesterday, I saw some photos of a little girl in the Philippines wearing one of those dresses. It was a wonderful feeling!!!
In April of this year, I made more dresses for Dress A Girl Around the World, when I joined in with the monthly sew-along at Hopeful Threads. The dresses I made for the sew-along have arrived in Uganda, the Philippines and Papua New Guinea. If I'm lucky, I might get to see a photo of someone wearing one of those dresses, too.
I'm not totally sure why the photos of the little girl wearing the dress above affected me as much as they did. When I made the dresses, I knew they would be given to little girls who otherwise might not own a dress. But to actually see someone wearing one of those dresses... WOW!!!
Seeing the photos has renewed my enthusiasm to sew for this wonderful organisation. I'd like to sew some dresses or shorts for the Christmas drive being run by Dress A Girl Around the World, Australia, but realistically, I know it will probably have to wait until next year.
Here's some links if you would like to find out more about Dress A Girl Around the World: