Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Little Dresses for Africa

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:


  1. They are adorable. Yolanda, you still amaze me!
    I hope all is well for you and yours.

  2. I'm glad you like them! Yes, Carol, we are doing fairly well. Thank you!

  3. Thanks, Sweetie. So, does that make you an Angelette?

  4. April, Your mom is indeed an angel.
    Yolanda, those dresses are beautiful. If you want to send some to the Lockwoods in Mexico they take them too. We sent some with our Christmas boxes we sent there. Look on my right sidebar for their site.
    You did an awesome job.

  5. Thanks, Debbieo. I did contact them, and may send some their way too. I just wish we could make enough dresses for all the little girls in the world that need them.

  6. sweet dresses for sure. I know that whomever wears these dresses will be blessed.

  7. This is a great idea, those dresses are simply adorable...


  8. those are so cute Yolanda.. you are such a kind,loving and giving woman. hugs


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