March 5, 2015

Pattern & Fabric Donation: A Colorful Dress for Shoe Box Girl

My friend Joanne at The Rag Bag offered to sponsor another dress for my Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes.  She let me choose a pattern from the See & Sew collection she sells and fabric and buttons to make it.


She wanted me to use some of the new line of fabric she had just gotten in.  I was able to choose from any of these colors.



The pattern showed the top of one color and using a contrast for both the ruffle and the skirt.  I chose to use a third contrast for the ruffle instead.  I love to add bright colors to my boxes and the more the better.  I adjusted the pattern just a little by adding to the length.


I asked her to choose a button, preferably the fuchsia color to match the skirt or a novelty button.  She found that she had these special heart, fuchsia buttons!  Perfect!  And I had a fuchsia shirt in my stash that matches perfectly, too.


You may want to check with local craft stores, they may offer donations of supplies for your boxes.

Happy Packing!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

What is this "see and sew collection" mentioned. Where is it available? What pettern number did you use?

Cheryl said...

It is a series of easy to sew patterns -- this one is B6075. Here is a link to the online description. I do not know who sells them in your area. http://butterick.mccall.com/b6075-products-48772.php?page_id=678

Tammy said...

Love this adorable dress. Your special little touches always make me smile. Love your heart for OCC and for making all these cute clothes. What a precious way to show God's love to these little girls. Happy Sewing!!

Chelle Buskill said...

Mom and I have snagged some of that fabric, perfect for dresses! I love the colors you used so fun and girly, the button is just the right touch.

Sheila Perl said...

I love "See and Sew" patterns, and I really love your fabric and colour choices! The dress is beautiful :)

Mary said...

This dress is so incredibly adorable. I love it!

Cheryl said...

Thank you, Mary. I hope the little gal falls in love with it and feels like a princess in it.

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