Not long ago, an internet friend who blogs here, mentioned that she had made "some of the little pillowcase dresses for Africa." I had never heard of it, so I looked online and found this wonderful charity! http://www.littledressesforafrica.org/blog/ For me, it is a perfect fit. I often have small lengths of cotton fabrics left from various projects, and I like to do some ongoing charity work. I used to knit and crochet things, but had to give that up because it hurt my hands too much. But I can still sew with no trouble! I've been working on the little dress project for a few weeks now, and here is the result:
You can find instructions on just how to make them here:http://www.nancysnotions.com/text/pdf/LittleDressesforAfrica_pattern.pdf
If you mail them here: http://www.nancysnotions.com/text/Landing/creative_kindness/little_dresses.html , Nancy's notions will see to it that they are shipped where they need to go.
They also ask for "britches for boys" which are little shorts. I plan to make some of those next and then start on more dresses. The dresses are very easy to make and I enjoyed it immensely thinking about the pleasure for the little girls.
Here they are, ready to go: