January 19, 2015

Inspiration to Keep Sewing Dresses & Skirts for Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Girls ~ A Moment to Reflect

I came across these images from Dress A Girl Around the World again recently and just had to share them with you.  They are my inspiration for sewing sweet dresses and skirts for little girls around the world and pack in Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes.  Look at her sweet face -- she feels like a princess in her new dress!

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These statements from the DAG website also keep my sewing machine humming:

“...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.”

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And one last word from Dress A Girl:

Imagine a world where every little girl owned at least one dress.

I am so thankful that Operation Christmas Child, as well as Dress A Girl, makes it so easy to deliver dresses to little girls around the world.

I have shared step by step, illustrated instructions on making the dresses with a link to the pattern if anyone is interested:  Simple Pillow Case Style Dress Instructions.

1 comment:

Linda K said...

It's so important to provide girls with a dress or skirt & tee top,plus fabric washable sanitary pads with panties. They are at the bottom of the pecking order and I often wonder if a parent or older sister might confiscate some of the items the girls receive. I try to squeeze in 6 to 8 pads so (hopefully) a mother or older sister will share with the one who got the shoebox gift.


             
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