Catch a good feeling

March 4, 2010 | Comment7 comments - join the party! |

I have quite a list on my plate right now. I am finishing up a Pirate Boy doll (which rocks), and a Super Hero crown, which my son is hoping for, so I might have to make another.

I have just added a pillow case dress to my list along with a pair of pants, and you can join in. It’s for a great cause, and I always love sewing for a good cause.

Little Dresses for Africa – a non-profit organization that distributes dresses to orphan girls in the remote villages in Africa.

Because of the widespread AIDS pandemic, little girls are often left to be the primary care givers of their young siblings. Little Dresses for Africa hopes that in delivering dresses to these young girls, that a seed will be planted in their hearts that they are worthy.

Instructions provided on LDA’s website:

Remember not to use buttons or zippers because these can be difficult to repair or replace in Africa.

Also, pockets are both useful and fun for little girls. Perhaps adding 1 or 2 pockets on the dress would be a nice touch. I am going to slip a nice small dolly in one.

They are also excepting boys pants, or britches for boys, as they put it. ha ha

I found this easy tutorial. I will be using the Lotta Jansdotter pants, as I have made them and have it pretty much memorized.

When you have completed your pillowcase dress, measure it and place it in a plastic gallon ziplock bag. The instructions for doing this are here:

You will mail the dress directly to:

Little Dresses for Africa 24614 Curtis Drive Brownstown, MI 48134

Little Dresses for Africa will then distribute the dresses to the girls in Africa.

Giving is a good way to catch a good feeling.


7 comments - join the party!

I'll keep these things in mind. Thanks for the info.

Is that top picture of you embroidery floss? If so, I'm so amazed and jealous! It's so organized. I need to get mine better organized as well.

by bido on March 4, 2010 at 5:11 pm. Reply #

This is amazing! I need to learn some serious sewing!
Thanks for sharing, I´ll spread the word!


by Pato on March 4, 2010 at 6:54 pm. Reply #

i fell in love with you even more.


by Micaela on March 4, 2010 at 7:36 pm. Reply #

first and foremost, i am sooo excited to see the pirate doll! you are one of the most thoughtful people i know, i'm sure the kids in africa will be forever grateful for your generosity!

by cArLa on March 4, 2010 at 9:05 pm. Reply #

I love the idea of making dresses for girls in Africa. I think I may have to do that, too.

I wanted to let you know that I got the package you sent me! I was completey shocked and surprised!!!!! The kaleidoscope is so neat, and the apron is just too much! I feel so honored to have one of your handmade creations! I keep on using exclamation points because I'm just so happy! Thank you, thank you, thank you so very much! You don't know how much your surprise means to me! I'll be taking pictures to put on my blog 🙂

by danielle and dinosaur toes on March 4, 2010 at 11:13 pm. Reply #

What a gorgeous post to read. You are such an amazing person. I must get my head round sewing… first I need to replace my needle after snapping it trying to make a tissue holder… ho hum!

by Carmen on March 5, 2010 at 12:39 pm. Reply #


by 踢人 on March 5, 2010 at 1:28 pm. Reply #