February 1, 2013

Guess What I Have Been Up To? Dressing Girls

I have been so busy sewing I have not stopped long enough to blog :-).  I have discovered a wonderful organization that collects pillowcase dresses for girls in crisis.  Just my thing--sewing for children in need.  Look at these images of girls before and after receiving their new dresses from Dress A Girl Around The World and you will see why I am excited to join them.

Dress A Girl Around The World’s [DAG] goal is to provide dignity and protection to young girls in crisis situations while letting them know they are loved.  Their website says there are many “girls who live in a society where they have no value—where they are used as slaves—where they are abused and preyed upon and no one considers this to be unspeakable injustice.  By providing a new dress you may well be changing a young girl’s destiny. Village pastors tell us that a girl wearing a new dress presents an appearance that she is well cared for and may discourage would-be predators.”
I also have been working with a local craft/fabric store to promote the dresses and helping others find fun in making these delightful dresses for delightful girls all over the globe.  In the first ten months we collected over 1200 dresses.  Many of those were also added to Operation Christmas Child shoe box gifts.

You can find out more at DressAGirlAroundTheWorld.com and Sew Delightful, a blog written by the Washington State Representative.

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