Saturday, February 5, 2011
Today, I was privileged to participate in a Girl Scout troop project making a dress from a pillowcase for a girl in Uganda. This troop partnered with the Dress a Girl Around the World organization and enlists the help of volunteers from churches and the community. My church donated the space to work and asked for volunteers. That's how I got involved. It is a wonderful program...giving dresses to orphan girls who may be wearing rags because that is all they have. The dresses are very simple to make...it just takes a pillowcase, some bias tape for the arm holes and some ribbon to tie the dress at the shoulder tops. Cute little dolls are made to put in the pockets of the dresses, also.
I brought home some donated fabric to make some more dresses.
You can read more about the organization and how you can help at this website.
You will never look at a pillowcase in the same way again!