Irene and Fran came along to tell us about their involvement in the Dress a Girl Charity
They told us how they had got involved through their church after retiring from work, and how they have developed their designs, from simple pillowcase dresses to more fancy embellished creations.
It is a horrifying fact that the label indicates that an organisation is looking after them and just maybe a predator will pass them by.
That's worth the extra time and effort just to sew on a label.
Someone from Irene's church has recently visited Uganda and had used her luggage allowance to take a consignment of dresses over with her.
So far thes ladies have made or inspired other to help make -----
1500 Dresses 👗
336 Boys shorts222 Bags
The bags are made to store any precious possesions that the children may aquire. For some it may just be a pretty pebble.
Many of our ladies chatted with Irene and Fran and took the dress pattern ( it's a very simple design) off to make one or two to add to the next collection
If any of you who were not able to come and hear this heartwarming talk would like to contribute some of your time you can download the pattern and a great tutorial for a piloowcase dress from
the shorts from here
(I have drawn out of a few copies if you are unable to download for yourself)
and any simple bag pattern that you can lay your hands on.
And we have a good excuse for a tidy up in our sewing spaces!
Or if you feel so inclined - a pack of little panites from your local supermarket is just £2.50 - maybe drop a pack into your weekly shopping?
Ellen will be bringing a basket to group next time, and hopefully we will be able to fill it with buttons, ribbons, lace, ric-tac, or any other tra la's that you would like to pop in -
I wonder how many we will create.................