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Thread: Children charity dresses & shorts

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    Month ago I started a group called "Knox Frocks" a group sewing in our church hall . Started because I asked for pillowcases, trims & fabric but so much was donated.
    Don't want to send group pic on web but wanted to share so am showing some dresses/shorts hanging in front of hall to show what we made with donations personally being delivered to Ghana and Shri Lanka.

    Finished # is 89 dresses amd 37 pr shorts in 5 Wed's.

    Women don't want to stop since we have so much fun and still have bit of supplies so we are going to sew one day a month but next will be for babies @ pregnacy center which we usually support.

    shorts on left /dresses hung up
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    Awesome!

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    What a great idea!

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    How fun is that!!!!

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    Thatt\ is so nice.

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    that is so great!

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    fantastic

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    How wonderful. What a great thing to do.

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    sweet! What a giving donation.

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    Wow. What a collection. this is so nice of you to do. I'm glad you are doing shorts too. Little boys need things too.

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    Amazing. You all deserve a great big SHOUT OUT!!

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    :thumbup:

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    Way to go!!!! Don't know what pattern ya'll are using but here are a couple that may be useful from Dress A Girl and Boys in Britches.

    http://www.dressagirlaroundtheworld....rt%20Dress.pdf

    http://www.dressagirlaroundtheworld....%20Pattern.pdf

    Thank you for what you do!!

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    What a tremendous achievement! Thank you for sharing.

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    Big round of applause from Texas! Woohoo!!!!!

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    Wow! Quite the display! Bless you all for your efforts!

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    Ladies and one man (my hubby) are not all skilled at sewing so I chose pattern from littledressesforafrica.org
    that Nancy Zeiman showed. I said we should do something for boys so I made a size 4 and 8 similar to a pj pattern with drawstring.
    For dresses -cut off pillowcase seamed edge, cut out armholes, decorate with whatever trim/lace , put pocket from scraps, make casing at top to put drawstring thru for long ties at the shoulders. Tack all drawstrings at center back so won't come out. Go wild with creativity.
    Wouldn't get as many t-shirts in our area but sure had variety of sizes in pillowcases. Some flannel pillowcases will be made into pj bottoms. Even got 6 fleece cases which are to be used to make baby bunting bags--remember those?

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    Quote Originally Posted by debcavan
    Wow. What a collection. this is so nice of you to do. I'm glad you are doing shorts too. Little boys need things too.
    wonderful..what did you use for a pattern for boy's shorts?

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    I mentioned that I made a pattern similar to children's pj's.
    I have made patterns thru my sewing yrs but I wanted to make these with no side seams just 2 pieces of fabric. They are sewn with serger from center front then up the center back.
    Sew the pant legs as one seam and do a casing at waist for a tie. You can buy patterns this style.


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    Quote Originally Posted by debcavan
    Wow. What a collection. this is so nice of you to do. I'm glad you are doing shorts too. Little boys need things too.
    wonderful..what did you use for a pattern for boy's shorts?

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    WOW! This is just wonderful that your group did this! And for such a worthy cause. I am proud of you for doing this. Great job!

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    Lovely!!!! Keep up the good work.

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