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 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... 


  1. Oh, what an absolutely adorable dress!! I love the elephant-print fabric!! It's so colorful and fun!! What a gorgeous dress for a great cause!! It makes me wish I could sew!! You are so sweet do do this!! I hope the heat wave breaks soon for you. Have a great evening :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Chilly here. We could use some heat! Darn weather. But that dress is just darling. You are in the joyful zone for sure!

  3. I love the elephant sun dress! When I was in high school and college, my mom and I used to make dresses for little girls. I'm going to check out the information with the hope that I will be able to participate. Thanks for sharing!

  4. PRESSHHHH-USSSSS! Never heard of this!


    P.S. Sorry so brief! xo

  5. Dear Sherry:
    Thank you so much for sharing the link to my blog, and sharing the information about the Dress A Girl Around The World™ program.

    I LOVE the dress you made, my friend! Some little girl will be thrilled to have it, I know.

    Your generous heart means the world to me...and to the girls. Thank you.
    With gratitude and love,

  6. you are going to make a little girl somewhere very happy indeed.

  7. Hello Sherry. Those dresses are so cute. Love the elephants. Very bright and cheerful.
    Our weather is hot and humid, Boy do we need rain. They keep saying it is going to rain all day everyday but we get drops here and there. I dont' understand where all the rain is? I guess in all the wrong places. Have a wonderful weekend.
    Crafty hugs, Ana

  8. What a lovely project, Sherry. Your cheery elephant patterned dress and Donna's dress too are so adorable, and I'm sure they will make two little girls very happy indeed. So, so sweet! xo

  9. Sweet little dress! I have seen these before and I think Nancy's Notions is also a place that will receive and distribute the little dresses. I'm off the check the link you provided. Keep stitching! Sewing Angels indeed were watching those elephants.

  10. What a wonderful project! I love the idea and the dress you have made and that doll...well it has stolen my heart!

  11. Hi Sherry, what a wonderful and giving project that will certainly bless someone special. Love the fabric you designed your dress with and the doll is the sweetest and will bring a little girl great joy!
    You are so talented.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs and Blessings, cm

  12. I belong to a group of ladies that sew pillowcase dresses for girls in Africa. This dress is so much cuter than any we've sewn! Love it! Do they recommend washing the fabric in hot water before sewing? I've never done that, but it makes sense.

  13. Sherry, dear, you are giving your heart again, and this project is so wonderful. Every little girl, will love to wear your beautiful elephant dress, and feel so very lovely wearing it. I followed the link to the dolls , they are adorable, too.
    Hoping your heat will soon be more normal temps. I wish you a wonderful weekend, dear friend.
    Hugs, Dorthe

  14. Your dresses are so cute! I'm sure the girls receiving them will delighted with them and wear them with a big smile. Hugs to you


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