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Thread: Dresses for little girls

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    Dresses for little girls

    I mentioned in an earlier post that my sewing has taken a different direction this year which I am totally enjoying. I am now sewing for a charity which provides dresses for girls in orphanages in Sri Lanka. I have joined forces with another couple of ladies in the team and we sew for size 6/7. The co-ordinator would like approx. 80 dresses in this size so we will be busy over the coming months. So far I have completed 14 which can be seen below. There are 3 more in the nearly completed stage with 5 more cut out. We have sewn up nearly 60 between us so the goal will be reached well before the container is packed later on in the year.

    The fabric used in the photo below was all donated.
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    The plain fabric used in the skirts was donated and the floral fabric was left over from clohes that I had previously made my granddaughter.
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    ​Cute dresses and kudos to you and your group for stepping up!

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    Thoeee are darling! So bright and cheery. Your efforts will make a lot of girls very happy.

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    Oh busy fingers. What a sweet thing to do. Your little dresses are going to be darling on the "littles". I adore first two (top photo) little A-line dresses. I just like the cut. They are all super darling. And, are going to bring smiles to a lot of cutie little girls.
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    Those are adorable! They will smiles to the little girls.

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    So cute! Wonderful of you to make and donate so the girls can have a quality dress. They are destined to become cherished treasures.
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    All the dresses are beautiful and beautiful colors. They will be loved.
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    Oh what a joy for those girls to receive these beautiful dresses! Love the patterns you are using.

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    These are so sweet! I love to make charity dresses too. This is the pattern I usually use. Rather than put the binding around the edges, I line the bodice pieces with a very light cotton. That makes it fast and easy.

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    terrific dresses and project
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    I made dresses for Little Africa years ago...something like 90 by myself. While these were appreciated, I was told that they get an abundance of little sizes, but that the older girls 10 and up need clothing also. And of course the boys need shorts. Just something to think about.

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    Wonderful little dresses! They will be loved! what a colorful bunch of little girls they will be!!

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    Those are so cute. I know those little girls will be thrilled.
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    Such cute and bright colored dresses. Kudos to you for making and working on this charity. The girls are going to jump with joy when they receive these gorgeous gifts.

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    What a great project! Your dresses are just cute as can be.

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    What a heartwarming thing to be a part of....looks like you and the group of sewers is do an amazing job. Love how colorful and cute the dresses are.
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    Such cute little dresses. I really like the a-line dresses. Good job for a good cause.

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    Sweet little dresses. Cute pockets.
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    What adorable dresses!
    I just found out that I will be a Grandma soon to a baby girl. I cannot wait to make her things!!

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    Congratulations SusieQ! that’s exciting.
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    That is a wonderful thing you are doing.
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    Great dresses. I am sure they will be greatly appreciated.

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    Wonderful undertaking - thank you for inspiring us to do something for the needy with our sewing talents!
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