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    Little Sun Dresses

    I've been playing with a little diversion from quiltmaking.... A friend in my local quilting group is part of a dental missionary team that goes to South America at least once a year to do free dental work. They always take things for the people in the villages, and always take little dresses for the little girls. These would be similar to those made for the girls in Africa, only these are going to South America. I was going to donate some fabric (still will...) but thought, 'why not make up some dresses'? These are all from the same pattern, the Good Deeds Dress pattern, available free on Craftsy for charity sewing. These were so much fun to make and didn't take that long. Less than 2 hours each, cutting and sewing.

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    Those are really cute dresses. Four little girls will be very happy.

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    Such a wonderful gesture! I may sew some too. Thanks for the link. ��

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    really cute
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    Oh, how adorable!! Those little dresses are just darling!!
    My little shinning stars. Brantley, Kaylynn, and Emmalee

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    Very cute dresses!
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    Love quilting also.

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    Very cute and precious!

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    I couldn't find the pattern anywhere. I found reference to it and when I clicked on the links given it was not an active site. If someone knows if this is still available and where to get it please share.

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    ​Very cute!

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    How Cute! Love that pattern. Thanks for posting.

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    Those are such cute dresses. What a nice thing to do with extra time and fabric.

    Quote Originally Posted by citruscountyquilter View Post
    I couldn't find the pattern anywhere. I found reference to it and when I clicked on the links given it was not an active site. If someone knows if this is still available and where to get it please share.
    Here's the pattern. https://www.craftsy.com/sewing/patterns/the-good-deeds-dress/115310

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    So cute, good job !

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    If you make them, where do you send them?

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    Very cute dresses.

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    those are so pretty, you even took the time to add some borders
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    Oh my goodness. Those are beautiful. You could easily sell them here if you wanted. They remind me of the Lily Pulitzer line of clothing. Her little girls' dresses average $50. You could finance your charity work.
    Last edited by joyce blint; 05-19-2017 at 10:19 AM.

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    These are adorable.

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    Those dresses are so darn cute. Thanks for posting the source for the pattern. I have made those pillowcase dresses in the past and they are quick to do and work well but these are several levels up from them and look so comfortable.

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    To get the pattern, go here:
    https://www.craftsy.com/sewing/patte...s-dress/115310

    and add it to your cart. When you check out, you get the free pattern as a download.

    There is a YouTube tutorial on making the dress here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cj2i1-rBl70

    Edit: If you have (or set up) a Craftsy account, the pattern will always be accessible to you under the accounts menu after you check out.
    Last edited by Prism99; 05-19-2017 at 12:23 PM.

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    Cute dresses--the little girls will love them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by citruscountyquilter View Post
    I couldn't find the pattern anywhere. I found reference to it and when I clicked on the links given it was not an active site. If someone knows if this is still available and where to get it please share.
    Craftsy...
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    Quote Originally Posted by joyce blint View Post
    Oh my goodness. Those are beautiful. You could easily sell them here if you wanted. They remind me of the Lily Pulitzer line of clothing. Her little girls' dresses average $50. You could finance your charity work.
    ... Except that the stipulation on that particular pattern is that you can't use the pattern to make dresses to sell. You can make them for gifts or personal use, but not to sell. The pattern was made specifically for charity sewing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wonnie View Post
    If you make them, where do you send them?
    Wonnie, I am donating these to a local church group that goes to South America and will take them for the little girls there. There are organizations that take home sewn dresses to little girls in Africa who have literally no clothing. They fall victim to predators. Once org. I know of is called "Dressagirlaroundtheworld.com". They have patterns available too.
    http://www.dressagirlaroundtheworld.com/
    Very worthwhile!

    Remember most of these kids are skinny, and will wear smaller sizes with longer lengths... like size 6 on top with a length of a size 8-10, for example.
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    I did a copy and paste and found it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
    To get the pattern, go here:
    https://www.craftsy.com/sewing/patte...s-dress/115310

    and add it to your cart. When you check out, you get the free pattern as a download.

    There is a YouTube tutorial on making the dress here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cj2i1-rBl70
    I chose to line the bodice with a light muslin, rather than fool with all that bias tape. I found it quicker and easier. Just another option for you....
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