Monday, May 24, 2010

Helping others



Today I've been making a reversible pinafore dress for a very worthy cause. 
The Craft Gypsy at Dance for Cheese, has been highlighting a project undertaken by some lovely ladies at a Spotlight store in  Bayswater.  They are making reversible pinafore dresses to be sent to Dago Dala Hera Orphanage in Kenya.
I'm not too hot on making clothes, but wanted to try and help out, so I Googled a tutorial, and came up with this, and gave it a go!  I think it turned out ok. Tricky to tell for sure on my lovely model here (a wooden frame wearing my daughter's clothes stuffed with newspaper!).  Here's the front (got my pictures a bit mixed up!! - the previous picture was the back!):



And it's reversible as I said, so here's the other side:



So I just need to pop that in the post, and hopefully in a few weeks it will be on it's way to Kenya and some little girl will be happy to wear it!


So, if you can sew, even a little, why not join in?  The store has asked for dresses to be sent by the second week in June. See Dance for Cheese for more details.

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7 comments:

  1. Well done you!! That is one lovely pinafore. Good on you for joining in. Hope you have a blissful week :)

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  2. Your pinafore is adorable- I love that it's reversible. My mother went on a mission trip to Africa and the children were so grateful for the clothing that they brought. I am sure that your dress will be well loved!

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  3. I think it is wonderful!! And reversible too makes is perfect!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  4. also i didn't see a button for your link party...i'd love to add you to my list.

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  5. that dress is so cute!

    Id love to have you link to my link party
    Make My Style mondays @ Avidaccents.blogspot
    ~L~

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  6. What an adorable dress. i love the simplicity of it! Fabulous job! Thanks so much for joining The Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it. Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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