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.