Little Dresses For Africa

on Jan 15, 2011 in Inspiration, Sewing | 48 comments

Emily is an amazing young woman with a goal: make 100 pillowcase dresses for young girls in Africa.

Emily, a Senior at North Kitsap High School, was moved and inspired by a story she saw about Little Dresses for Africa on the NBC Nightly News. After researching the organization and understanding the group’s mission, she knew she’d found the perfect match for her Senior year service project.

Pink Chalk Fabrics is joining forces with Emily to help her reach her goal. We are hosting a Little Dresses for Africa Sew-In on Saturday, January 29, from 10 am to 2 pm at the shop.

Here’s where you come in:

If you’re local and would like to join us please RSVP to customerservice {at} pinkchalkfabrics {dot } com. We will send you an e-mail with details about what to bring and how to get here. If there’s more interest than we can handle in our space we’ll plan more sessions to accommodate everyone.

Can’t make the Sew-In but still want to participate? Make a dress on your own, have a sewing party at home, or bring people together at a local community hall or church. When you have a completed project take a picture and email it to us so we can help Emily keep count and reach her goal. Drop dresses off at the shop or send them directly to:

Little Dresses for Africa
24614 Curtis Dr.
Brownstown, MI  48134

More information about Little Dresses for Africa:

Making a Difference: Little Dresses for Africa – Nightly News – Making a Difference – msnbc.com (This is a really great article where you can view the original NBC news segment and gives an update on the project after the report ran on TV – the numbers blew me a way!)

Little Dresses for Africa website and blog

Pattern for the Pillowcase Dress featured above

A sincere thank you to everyone out there who is organizing and participating in charity sewing!

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