Thursday, June 18, 2015
Dress a Girl...
Have you heard of Dress a Girl Around the World project? I have known of it for some time and have always wanted to participate but was not keen on finding an unknown group who live too far from me. Well, now I have committed myself to making these adorable sundresses. This one is the beautiful creation made by Donna of Brynwood Needleworks. For lots more information please check her blog link. Donna has graciously offered to be an Ambassador and put out the request for any one who wishes to join in. No she doesn't live close by...in fact on the opposite coast from me. However I couldn't resist because I admire everything Donna sews and more.
This is a little Humanitarian Doll that can also be made and sent along. I am not this far yet even though they look very cute and simple to create. This reminds me of the hundreds of Comfort Dolls I made and donated to charities a couple of years ago.
So after reading all the information and requirements I "shopped" my personal fabric supply. I made a few selections not knowing how many dresses or which sizes I will be able to make. I chose really fun fabrics and bright colors.
Here are my first choices washed in super hot water to pre-shrink the fabric. It was a perfect day to dry them outside and my tea cart was very helpful in this process. The elephant fabric is vintage from when my daughter was little and this piece is the only bit I have of it. Not very much at all.
And I am happy to show you the little sundress I made with this fun and bright vintage elephant fabric. This is a size 1/2 to 1. Thankfully my elephants ended right side up. I was sew excited I forgot to pay attention to the direction when cutting and sewing. Whew! I think some sewing Angels were watching out for me on this journey of Dress a Girl Around the World. If you think you would like to join us and sew some dresses please check Donna's blog for details and FaceBook link to a special group page. I already have my next dress planned and this time I will be able to make a larger size. They need up to size 14. All the guidelines and dimensions are on the website.
Thank you Donna for facilitating this wonderful project. I am very thankful my Grandma, mom and older sister taught me how to sew. Sewing is my all time favorite creative hobby.
I am not even going to tell you the heat wave we have been having...I recall already sharing that with you in a previous post/s and I don't want to bore you and send you away. For you see I am quite fond of my followers and your comments and I would miss you terribly. So stay with me please and see what else I have been up to. I can honestly say I am finding my June JOY in so many ways and I do hope you are too. Creative Bliss Abounds...