Elm Street Quilts is not affiliated with the Little Dresses for Africa organization. With this post and others, my goal is to raise awareness of organizations that collect and distribute handmade items to people in need.
The objective of Elm Street Quilts Hugs is to encourage the giving of handmade to someone who needs extra support. This could be a family member or friend or perhaps to someone in your community. I'd like to turn February into a month of giving handmade hug. #handmadehug #ESQHugs.
I'd encourage anyone to write a blog post or Instagram or Facebook on an organization or your handmade giving. Link it back with the social tags #handmadehug #ESQHugs, the blog linky party (here) or ESQ Facebook so we can all learn about opportunities to make a difference.
Today's post is about the Little Dresses for Africa organization.
I first learned about the Little Dresses for Africa organization from my friend Jan from Sew and Sow Farm . Last year, she sponsored a sew along for making dresses for girls and simple shorts for boys.
For girls, the simplest dress will do. There are actually patterns available which makes the dress from an actual pillowcase (pattern). Using a pillowcase makes for a quick sew - the seams and hem are already finished.
Jan has a great post on her Sew and Sow Farm blog about the organization and a sew-along she is planning this spring.
Lorna also has a post on her blog Sew Fresh Quilts today on this organization as well. See her post here. (edited to add this link)
Please go visit Jan and Lorna to learn more and see some photos of what she made last year.
Have a wonderful day! Patty