Easiest Pillowcase Dress Ever + Africa = :)

{PC Dresses}
If you missed my last post, here's the skinny on my latest quest...

1) At my church, I'm helping to get donations to for "Little Dresses for Africa"

This great non-profit group:
"...is a Christain based organization which provides relief to the children of Africa.  Simple dresses are made out of pillow cases and distributed through the orphanages in Central Africa to plant in the hearts of little girls that they are worthy!" {This excerpt was taken from their blog. For more info please visit their site!}


2) Its a fun, easy project that anyone can do!  

I get giddy when I think of how happy each of these little gals must be to get a NEW, COLORFUL, dress that is THEIR OWN!  {I mean really, don't you just want to grab and kiss each of these sweet orphans?! I know, let's get on a plane, shall we?!}


This photo is courtesy of "Little Dresses for Africa"
A few months ago my friend Janeen and I made a few dresses to be sent. Being the rookies that we are at sewing, it took us a while to actually figure them out...yes, using pictures, blogs, blah, blah, etc. But we did it!

And now its your turn!

3) I've created a super simple tutorial that explains the easiest way to make these dresses that I could come up with.  I really think you'll be hard pressed to find an easier way to do it...believe me, I've tried.  Hey, its not the most fancy pants dress tutorial you'll ever find, but some little gal in Africa probably won't mind.  And if you're just starting to use a sewing machine this is the perfect project.

All you need is:

A pillowcase {LDFA asks they they be pre-washed and new or gently used.}
40 inches of ribbon -1/2" width {you'll cut the 40" in half--20" for each arm}
thread
a sewing machine...or needle and thread;)

The Tutorial for the Easiest Pillowcase Dress in the Whole Wide World ;)

















Please email me if you have any questions! Email: toadstreasures@gmail.com

If you'd like to add a dress or two to our shipment you are more than welcome to.  Please email me and I'll give you my address so you can stick them in the mail.  Our goal is to get them out by October 1. Let's do it!

And if you get a second...








I'm linking up...hopefully we'll get more dress donations!:)




     


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4 comments:

Karen said...

Thank you so much for sharing this pattern.

Tanya said...

i would take every single one of those kids straight home with me. you did a great job in that dress!

Janette said...

you make my life so much easier. I am trying to get a sewing group like you and Janeen. One of the girls wants to do pillow case dresses and then bamm you post a tutorial..Love that!!! thanks I will have to make a few extra dresses and send it to you!!

sirisauce said...

so darling! and such a great cause!

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