Now, what can you do with this great pattern? First of all, it
sews up so quickly you will want to make lots of them for all
the little girls in your life!
Then, if you have extra fabric and time, you may want to consider
sewing a few dresses for children in need. Over the last 5 years
or so, our church group has been sewing little dresses to send
to developing countries in Africa and other parts of the world
where there is a need. A humanitarian service representative informed
us that the need for little girls dresses in third world countries
was never ending. Because of my work in that area, as I was working
on this pattern, I tried to streamline it for this charity work
as well. It is very fast to sew and uses very little fabric making
it perfect for mass production. When sewn in an assembly line
fashion, you can complete a dress in less than 30 minutes.
Paula, Marilyn, Judy and Verna all have
a nice time visiting while they sew! On an average morning
we were able to sew 15-17 dresses! It took almost longer
to cut them out than to sew them up!
Marilyn embellished several plain dresses with hand embroidery.
shows a cute size two, sewn in a bright orange 100% cotton
knit left over
from our fabric club.
You may donate dresses to your local relief effort or you may
send the completed dresses to:
Humanitarian Work c/o Elizabeth Lee Designs,
PO Box 9, Neola, Utah 84053.
We will send in donations on a regular basis. There is also a
large need for cloth diapers, infant gowns and baby quilts and
blankets... (fleece is best because it dries quickly and is warm).
Many of these needy mothers wash clothing in stream beds and on
rocks, so sturdily sewn clothing without fancy embellishments
or buttons work best. We hope this gives you some ideas for your
own service projects. Thank you for your support!