Little girls helping other little girls ’round the world

Completed pillowcase dresses:-

This is a smile of accomplishment, as well as the good feeling that comes from helping someone else.  Don’t you love the enthusiasm on Megan’s face?

Earlier this year my ASG neighborhood group worked on a charity sewing project making sundresses for the “Dress a Girl Around the World” program, which is sponsored by Hope 4 Women International. Since we received a GI-normous supply of donated fabric, I still have quite a supply in my studio leftover from our workday. I also have 3 young students right now who have an abundance of sewing energy. Sounds like an opportunity, doesn’t it? 😉

After Megan and I worked a bit last weekend on her Halloween accessory, I pulled out some partially completed dresses and asked her if she wanted to help some girls who don’t own even a single dress. It didn’t take Megan but a second – she was all in – and obviously excited to be working on a project that had an impact beyond herself. I pinned and prepped, and Megan sewed. Elastic was added for ruffling, binding made pretty shoulder ties, and a pocket for a small treasure was added. Meagan sewed a bit of herself into these dresses, and I think some little girls far from Bellevue just might feel her caring. Thanks Megan, I had a wonderful time sewing with you.

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Happy sewing!

Maris Olsen

 

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